DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ArrivalStar, Inc., a
pioneering developer of advance notification systems for communicating vehicle
status, location, and arrival information, and assignee on 22 issued and
pending patents in the field, announced today that it has filed suit against
14 companies for patent infringement.
The action was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern
District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, by attorneys from the firm of Hill,
Kertscher & Pixley LLP. Named in the complaint were Delta Airlines Inc.
(NYSE: DAL), Sabre Inc. (NYSE: TSG), American Express Company (NYSE: AXP),
American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR), Travelocity.com, L.P., the City of
Atlanta, Worldspan, L.P., FlyteComm Corporation, Centerpost Corporation,
Continental Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: CAL), Japan Airlines Company, LTD
(Nasdaq: JAPNY), Roadway Express, Inc.(Nasdaq: ROAD), Electronics for Imaging,
Inc., and SITA Information Networking Computing USA, Inc.
ArrivalStar is seeking to enforce its patents, which cover, among other
things, specific aspects of vehicle status and proximity reporting, as well as
the advance notification of vehicle arrival at particular locations.
"Naturally, we prefer to avoid litigation," stated ArrivalStar CEO Martin
Kelly Jones, "but many defendants were unresponsive to overtures to discuss
either the relevance of the patents for their businesses or our offer of a
license on reasonable terms."
ArrivalStar inventions enable integrated impending arrival communication
services for numerous applications. Among these are school bus, emergency
vehicle, and flight arrival notification, as well as alert services for
package delivery, courier, and repair calls.
Simultaneously, ArrivalStar announced that it had retained the firm of
Karrenbrock & Meuse, LLC as exclusive agent for the licensing of its
ArrivalStar, Inc. is a technology company offering arrival notification
services to business and consumers. ArrivalStar also licenses its intellectual
property to selected industries. Its offices are located in Delray Beach,
Hill, Kertscher & Pixley, LLP is a law firm that represents clients in
contested matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
The firm has participated in litigating and licensing patents in a wide
variety of fields, including electronics, software, telecommunications, health
care, structural engineering and biochemistry.
Karrenbrock & Meuse, LLC is an intellectual asset business development
consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles and Boston. The company
specializes in creating and managing initiatives aimed at monetizing the
intellectual assets of its clients.
For further information on the ArrivalStar licensing program contact:
Karrenbrock & Meuse, LLC
(617) 923-6393 tel
(617) 923-0105 fax
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