Friday, January 18, 2013

Extol International in Patent Infringement Suit

Plaintiff: Melvino and Arrival Star

Defendant: Extol International Inc.

Case Number: 9:13-cv-80054

Date Filed: January 16, 2013

Court: Florida Southern District Court

Patents-in-Suit: US6904359, US7030781, US6952645, US6486801, US6714859 and US7400970

Patent Number
Current Assignee[*]
Issued Date
Expiration Date[†]
Jun 07, 2005
May 18, 2013
Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurance of events
Apr 18, 2006
May 18, 2013
Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay
Oct 04, 2005
May 06, 2017
System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel
Nov 26, 2002
May 18, 2013
Base station apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle
Mar 30, 2004
May 18, 2013
System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle
Jul 15, 2008
May 09, 2026
System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle
Table information sourced from Maxval’s Assignment Database

About the Parties:
Melvino Technologies Limited (MTL) holds patents and ArrivalStar is a company that licenses those patents and both the companies have deployed a classic non-operating entity business model. 

Extol International provides business integration software and services. It serves apparel/ textiles, consumer goods, food/ grocery, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical/ healthcare, retail, transportation/ logistics, and wholesale/ distribution industries. 

As in Complaint:
Complaint says defendant infringes the above patents through its sale of EXTOL Design Time Automation and other services or products that utilize tracking and messaging technologies that are patented by the plaintiffs. Design-Time Automation refers to the application of automated processing to the creation and repurposing of configured business integration objects in an object model framework. It reduces errors in implementation and maintenance activities, when compared to using model-driven specification or object repurposing.

Other Cases Filed:
Plaintiffs have together filed many cases and the recently filed cases are listed below:

Case Number
Date Filed
Tracker Systems
Jan 11, 2013
Birds Eye Global Tracking
Jan 11, 2013
Dec 17, 2012
Roadside Systems
Dec 17, 2012
The Gap Stores
Dec 17, 2012
Table information sourced from Maxval’s Litigation Database.
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[†] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.

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