Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Patent Troll That Sues Public Transit Systems Gets Hauled Into Court

Joe Mullin, Ars Technica:

ArrivalStar claims that its patents covered the basics of vehicle tracking, regardless of what software or systems were used. The company’s founder and inventor Martin Kelly Jones says he thought up the basics of vehicle tracking and notification with a telephone-based system in 1990s; now every company using online vehicle-tracking owes him a royalty, according to ArrivalStar lawyers. 

What a dick.