inthinc Files Counterclaims Against SpeedGauge for Patent Infringement
SALT LAKE CITY - 12/09/2011 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global telematics company centered on fleet management and driver safety solutions, today announced it has filed counterclaims against SpeedGauge Inc. in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California, alleging, among other things, that SpeedGauge's products and services infringe inthinc's US Patent No. 7,859,392,which relates to a system and method for monitoring and editing Speed-by-Street data.
inthinc's claims are brought as counterclaims to a lawsuit filed by SpeedGauge on April 18, 2011, alleging that inthinc's Speed-by-Street feature infringes US Patent No. 7,356,392 owned by SpeedGauge. In its response and counterclaim, inthinc denies the SpeedGauge infringement claims and alleges that the SpeedGauge patent is invalid.
"We are disappointed SpeedGauge has resorted to this litigation," said Todd Follmer, CEO, inthinc Technology Solutions. "inthinc's Speed-by-Street capability operates in a unique way that does not infringe the SpeedGauge patent. We have spent millions of dollars developing proprietary technology and features that bring great value to our customers. inthinc has issued and pending patents protecting this investment, and we believe SpeedGauge has violated at least one of those patents. We intend to vigorously defend the allegations of infringement against inthinc and expose the invalidity of the SpeedGauge patent. We will take swift action to protect inthinc's intellectual property rights."
inthinc solutions also provide fleet managers with regional and individual driver scorecards; in-cab verbal coaching for aggressive driving, seatbelt compliance, excessive idling and other circumstances; GPS and trips reporting; electronic hours-of-service logs and more, all managed from the web-based management portal.
inthinc is a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety. Its breakthrough driving safety solutions are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology dramatically improves driver behavior and has been documented to reduce accidents by more than 80 percent. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.
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