Lafayette, Indiana – Patent attorneys for ArrivalStar of Welter, Luxembourg, and Melvino Technologies Limited of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, have filed a patent infringement suit alleging Cadec Global, Inc., of Manchester, NH, and others including Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., infringed numerous patents as issued by the U.S. Patent Office. In particular, the asserted patents are the following: Patent No. 6,278,936, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ADVANCE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND REPORTING PROXIMITY OF A VEHICLE; Patent No. 6,618,668, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING VEHICLE SCHEDULE INFORMATION IN AN ADVANCE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM; Patent No. 6,714,859, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ADVANCE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND REPORTING PROXIMITY OF A VEHICLE; Patent No. 6,741,927, USER-DEFINABLE COMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND SYSTEMS; Patent No. 6,804,606, NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH USER-DEFINABLE NOTIFICATIONS BASED UPON VEHICLE PROXIMITIES; Patent No. 6,904,359, NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH USER-DEFINABLE NOTIFICATIONS BASED UPON OCCURRENCE OF EVENTS; Patent No. 6,952,645, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACTIVATION OF AN ADVANCE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND REPORTING STATUS OF VEHICLE TRAVEL; Patent No. 7,030,781, NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THAT INFORMS A PARTY OF VEHICLE DELAY; and Patent No. 7,191,058, NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS ENABLING USER ENTRY OF NOTIFICATION TRIGGER INFORMATION BASED UPON MONITORED MOBILE VEHICLE LOCATION.
The plaintiffs’ complaint asserts that Cadec’s Power Vue vehicle tracking system infringes the asserted patents through its various capabilities such as mobile conveyance location monitoring, reception of data from mobile assets equipped with tracking devices, and monitoring of fleet assets traveling predetermined routes. This case has been assigned to Judge Theresa Springmann and Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry in the Northern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 4:10-cv-00033-TLS-PRC.
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Further information about this case is as follows:
Filed: April 14, 2010 as 4:2010cv00033 Updated: April 14, 2010 21:41:47
Plaintiffs: ArrivalStar SA and Melvino Technologies Limited
Defendants: Cadec Global Inc, IDA Marketing Corporation, On Board Communications Inc, Radio Satellite Integrators Inc, StarTrak Systems LLC and others
Presiding Judge:Theresa L Springmann
Referring Judge:Paul R Cherry
Cause Of Action: Patent Infringement