26 Jun '13, 12pm

Public transportation industry sues to halt frivolous patent claims.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to halt frivolous patent infringement claims against public transit systems throughout the country by two foreign companies. Over the last three years, Arrivalstar S.A., located in Luxembourg, and its affiliate, Melvino Technologies Limited, an offshore firm in British Virgin Islands, have filed claims stating that they own or are the exclusive licensee of patents relating to arrival and status messaging systems for the transportation industry. Arrivalstar has made these claims, yet it appears they have never done research or developed technology or products related to the patents. (View APTA lawsuit on frivolous patent claims ) APTA, which is being represented by the Public Patent Foundation, is asking the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, to...

Full article: http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2013/Pages/...

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