First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
US lawmakers have supported Kapsch TrafficCom
in its patent dispute
The US Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit has upheld an earlier International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling, which said that Kapsch did not violate any of Neology’s patent claims by importing electronic tolling products using the ISO
/IEC 18000-6C communications protocol (6C Standard).
The Federal Circuit decision confirms the right of industry suppliers to market, sell and distribute 6C Standard tolling tags and readers to customers throughout North America, Kapsch adds.
Chris Murray, president of Kapsch TrafficCom North America, says: “Ensuring a truly open ISO 18000-6C standard is critical if it is to play a role in achieving interoperability in the US.”
According to Kapsch, several of Neology’s 6C Standard patent claims were already invalidated by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2015, and the ITC had rejected as invalid several more claims in 2017.