Trinity Technical Group Sues Siemens Industry over Mail Processing Patents
- November 15, 2012
Trinity Technical Group (TTG) filed suit against Siemens Industry, alleging that Siemens’ products and services sold to the United States Postal Service (USPS) infringe two patents related to biometric methods for processing mail that is “Undeliverable as Addressed”. This is the first patent infringement suit initiated by TTG. The complaint asserted a claim for patent infringement, as well as claims against Siemens for misappropriation and unfair competition, civil theft, and fraud. According to the complaint, TTG and Siemens began licensing discussions in April 2008 until Siemens reported in March 2009 that it would not participate in further negotiations to license or purchase TTG’s technology. The patents-in-suit were issued to TTG in December 2011 and November 2012. The complaint also includes notice of an allowed application and TTG’s intent to assert claims of infringement related to this asset, as well as any additional continuations or other patents that may be granted to TTG. TTG is a Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas-based entity that specializes in mailing automation solutions. 11/14, Northern District of Texas, assigned to Judge David C. Godbey, 3:2012cv04602.