Automatic fare collection systems get a boost

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Automatic fare collection systems get a boost
Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:35 AM

Automatic fare collection systems have been hog tied because of  patent infringment suits. Smart systems LLC had made the patent claims on abstract ideas. Circuit court of appeals upheld a district court in a Chicago case saying that claims were invalid and actual patents were not valid.  Guess it will go to the Supremes so to apply USA wide ?

Had often wondered why the slow roll out of various systems.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=6b2df110-82ad-43f4-9628-99fa40e33612&utm_source=Mailing+List&utm_campaign=12380cd301-weekly_rss_email_campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdaa94be1c-12380cd301-76981317

 

EDIT  Wonder if this may apply to other systems such as road tolls ?  Anyone know of different rulinngs in other Circuits ?

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:49 AM

blue streak 1
Automatic fare collection systems have been hog tied because of  patent infringment suits. Smart systems LLC had made the patent claims on abstract ideas. Circuit court of appeals upheld a district court in a Chicago case saying that claims were invalid and actual patents were not valid.  Guess it will go to the Supremes so to apply USA wide ?

Had often wondered why the slow roll out of various systems.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=6b2df110-82ad-43f4-9628-99fa40e33612&utm_source=Mailing+List&utm_campaign=12380cd301-weekly_rss_email_campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdaa94be1c-12380cd301-76981317

 

EDIT  Wonder if this may apply to other systems such as road tolls ?  Anyone know of different rulinngs in other Circuits ?

Don't know the specifics of road tolls, however, it is my belief that some states use incompatible technologies from other states.

While I personally have little interaction with toll roads, if the technologies were compatible between all the toll systems that I have occasion to use from time to time I might join.  As it is, I would just be throwing more money away.

         

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:20 PM

I do know that the I-Pass is accepted on the Indiana Toll Road and is also valid on various East Coast toll roads and bridges so there is a certain amount of compatability among various systems.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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