Zonar has successfully resolved a lawsuit brought by a non-practicing entity (NPE) against Zonar. Orthosie Systems LLC, which owns patents relating to vehicle monitoring, filed a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas against Zonar – a leader in the telematics industry, with more than 450,000 units deployed throughout North America. On April 12, 2017, the Court issued an order granting Orthosie’s motion to dismiss its claims with prejudice.
After prior infringement lawsuits and payment requests from NPE’s like Orthosie, Zonar has taken a stand against what it views as baseless NPE litigation. When sued by Orthosie, Zonar made clear that – as a matter of company policy – it does not back down from defending itself against NPE lawsuits. Once Zonar demonstrated its resolve to fight NPE claims, Orthosie agreed to dismiss the case.
Zonar – itself a patent owner who understands the rational use of patents in business – intends for this dismissal to serve as a public statement that Zonar and its affiliated entities will not be an easy target for non-practicing entities who routinely file such law suits. (Orthosie Systems LLC v. Zonar Systems, Inc., Case No. 4:16-cv-872 (U.S.D.C., E.D. Tex.).
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management technology by providing innovative technology that has changed fleet operations in the vocational, pupil and commercial trucking industries. With a unique focus on this field, the Company offers a complete suite of solutions and specialized platforms for our customers in multiple markets. Our patented, award-winning technology keeps fleet owners and managers connected to their fleets and drivers to dispatchers. Headquartered in Seattle and majority-owned by technology company Continental, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta. For more information about Zonar Systems, go to www.zonarsystems.com