Federal Circuit Court Upholds ITC Ruling in Favor of KapschTrafficCom.
Vienna/McLean (USA), April 30, 2019 – Kapsch TrafficCom is pleased to announce an important court decision in the United States regarding the legal dispute with Neology, Inc. The latter claimed a violation of its patents by Kapsch importing electronic tolling products which use the ISO/IEC 18000-6C communications protocol (6C Standard).
On April 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that the subject patent claims are invalid and, hence, affirmed the International Trade Commission (ITC) decision. Several of Neology’s 6C Standard patent claims were already invalidated by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2015, and the ITC had rejected as invalid several more claims in 2017.
This important Federal Circuit decision further confirms and solidifies the right of Kapsch and other industry suppliers to operate and compete freely in the 6C Standard tolling marketplace, and to market, sell, and distribute 6C Standard tolling tags and readers to its customers throughout North America. Kapsch is a firm believer in open, non-proprietary protocols and standards to achieve electronic tolling interoperability.
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways alike while helping to reduce pollution.
Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom currently has more than 5,200 employees, and generated revenue of approximately EUR 693.3 million in fiscal year 2017/18.