MacroPoint Files Amended Complaint in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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Freight tracking software provider seeks to enforce its intellectual property rights.

MacroPoint, creators of patented freight tracking software designed to give 3rd party visibility into load status by monitoring and tracking the location of a driver’s mobile phone, including flip phones, or existing in-cab ELD/GPS devices, today announced it filed an amended complaint in a lawsuit against supply chain visibility and collaboration platform provider FourKites to protect its intellectual property rights.

The original complaint against FourKites was filed for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,604,943, entitled “Systems and Methods for Monitoring Location of Freight Carried by a Vehicle.” The amended complaint asserts that FourKites has infringed an additional four patents held by MacroPoint.

MacroPoint’s patent portfolio includes seven patents with nearly 150 patent claims. The company views its patents as proof that its technology is exclusive. MacroPoint takes patent infringement very seriously and has successfully asserted its patent rights in the past.

In addition to U.S. Patent No. 8,604,943, MacroPoint’s patent portfolio includes U.S. Patent No. 8,330,626, entitled “Systems and Methods for Monitoring Location of a Vehicle,” and U.S. Patent No. 9,070,295, entitled “Systems and Methods for Monitoring Location of a Vehicle or Freight Carried by the Vehicle by Correlating the Vehicle or the Freight Carried by the Vehicle to a Communications Device.”

Used with a driver’s mobile phone, including flip phones, or existing in-cab ELD/GPS devices, MacroPoint’s patented location monitoring and tracking software gives third parties load status and location visibility on their shipments. With MacroPoint, brokers, 3PLs and shippers have real-time location tracking, delivery monitoring, and event notifications that enhance the efficiency and profitability of their operations.

About MacroPoint
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, MacroPoint designs freight monitoring and tracking solutions for shippers, brokers and 3PLs. Founded in 2011, MacroPoint’s patented, automated load monitoring and tracking software provides load location visibility to third parties. The ‘pay per use’ solution works on any cell phone, not just smart phones, and with existing in-cab ELD/GPS tracking devices to provide real-time location monitoring and tracking, delivery monitoring, and event notifications to third parties. Integrated with a wide range of TMS systems, MacroPoint automates the entire process, eliminating the need for drivers to check in with dispatchers, and for shippers and brokers to check in with carriers. To date, nearly 300,000 drivers supporting thousands of brokers, shippers and trucking companies are MacroPoint enabled. To learn more about MacroPoint’s industry leading solution for third party shipment tracking, call 866-960-0328 or visit http://www.macropoint.com.

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