Thursday, March 01, 2012

Patent trolls go after municipal governments


Now local governments are facing patent trolls, according to Electronic Frontier Foundation. A company named Arrival Star, owning the patent to a vehicle Notification System invented by Martin Kelly Jones, is suing a lot of local governments and the USPS for misuse (that’s hard to see since they must have paid someone for the service; they don’t try to sell it.

EFF’s story by Julie Samuels is here.

The USPTO record is here.

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