Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed last week the International
Trade Commission (ITC) decision that Kapsch does not violate any of
Neology, Inc.’s patent claims by importing electronic tolling products
using the ISO/IEC 18000-6C communications protocol (6C Standard) because
the subject patent claims are invalid. 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 protocols in
support of national electronic tolling interoperability. “Ensuring a
truly open ISO 18000-6C standard is critical if it is to play a role in
achieving interoperability in the United States,” said Chris Murray,
president of Kapsch TrafficCom North America.
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.