Tyler, TX – May 12, 2014 – In a new lawsuit, Vigilant Solutions, Inc., as the majority shareholder of Digital Recognition Network (DRN), filed a three count Patent Infringement complaint against DRN’s major competitor, MVTRAC on May 8th in the Eastern District Federal Court in Tyler, TX.
Vigilant Solutions, Inc., is claiming patent right infringements have been knowingly breached by MVTRAC and is requesting a jury trial for monetary damages to be determined in court. The patents held by Vigilant Solutions, have been held since 2010-2011 and include the method in which license plate data is captured from one moving target vehicle to the LPR reader on the capture vehicle.
DRN and Vigilant have a substantial number of patents, approved, pending approval and licensed, that cover the spectrum of intellectual property for the processes, data use and analytics related to LPR technology and other image capture technologies. These Patents are in place to ensure the effective and lawful use of technology that has fallen under intense legislative scrutiny and best process standards. DRN has led the charge nationally to ensure the lawful use of ALPR technology and is recognized for clearing the way for operators of DRN’s solutions to continue to operate in a very challenging legislative climate. DRNs patent holdings allow their Customers and Affiliates to have the confidence of using the technology and solutions without violation of any patent infringement laws.
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This makes it the second lawsuit against MVTRAC by Vigilant and DRN. MVTRAC filed an anti-trust lawsuit against DRN in 2011 which was followed by a counter suit against MVTRAC. Both parties had announced a transaction between MVTRAC, DRN and Vigilant, involving a license of MVTRAC’s ALPR historical tracking patent in 2012. Vigilant and DRN’s patent portfolio for LPR Technology is regarded and the most comprehensive in the industry and a threshold that must be attained to operate lawfully.