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APTA's patent lawsuit resolved

Posted on August 21, 2013

President/CEO Michael Melaniphy announced a lawsuit brought by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) against ArrivalStar has been resolved.

“ArrivalStar has agreed not to make any future patent infringement claims against any of APTA’s public transportation agency members or any vendors providing goods and services to APTA public transportation agency members” he explained.

On June 25, 2013 APTA sued ArrivalStar on behalf of its more than 1,500 public transportation members. The lawsuit stated that ArrivalStar’s patents related to arrival and status messaging systems for the transportation systems were invalid and unenforceable. In addition, APTA’s lawsuit asserted that the 11th amendment prohibits state and regional entities from being subject to such suits.

Previously, at least 11 public transit systems had been subject to frivolous lawsuits by ArrivalStar and had decided to settle rather than undertake expensive and time-consuming litigation, which would have cost millions of dollars.

“This is a good day for the public transportation industry and now public transportation agencies and businesses can move forward with innovative technology without threat of baseless litigation,” added Melaniphy.

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