ArrivalStar filed 13 separate suits against HP, Allen-Edmonds, Channel Logistics, Coyote Logistics, FlightAware, FlightView, Lacoste, Nautica, New Balance, Quicksilver, S&A Distribution, Willis Shaw Express,and Xact Technology alleging that the defendants’ products and/or services that utilize tracking, shipping and messaging technologies infringe up to six patents related to GPS notification and vehicle tracking (6,486,801; 6,714,859; 6,904,359; 6,952,645; 7,030,781; 7,400,970). Since 2002, ArrivalStar has filed over 200 suits targeting a variety of retail, software, and transportation companies. The patents-in-suit were invented by Martin Kelly Jones, ArrivalStar’s founder and CEO. According to the complaints, ArrivalStar is the licensee of the patents-in-suit, which are currently owned by Melvino Technologies Ltd. 2/20, Northern District of Illinois, 1:13cv01358; 2/21, Northern District of Illinois, 1:13cv01391; 2/22, Southern District of Florida, 1:13cv20647, 1:13cv20648, 1:13cv20649, 1:13cv20650, 1:13cv20651, 1:13cv20652, 1:13cv20653, 1:13cv20655, 1:13cv20656, 1:13cv20657, 1:13cv20661.
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