Park Assist Files Patent Infringement Action Against Users of INDECT Parking System
Park Assist Files Patent Infringement Action
Against Users of INDECT Parking System
Park Assist LLC, a world leader and innovator in camera-based parking guidance systems (“PGS”), announces that it has filed a patent infringement action against the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and ACE Parking in the United States District Court – Southern District of California.
Park Assist’s innovative and revolutionary camera-based PGS technology is protected in part by U.S. Patent No. 9,594,956 and other pending patent applications. The suit asserts that San Diego Airport Regional Authority and ACE Parking infringe Park Assist’s ‘956 patent rights through defendants’ use of a camera-based PGS manufactured and sold by INDECT USA and its affiliate INDECT Electronics and Distribution GmbH, of Austria. The suit seeks monetary damages and injunctive relief.
The suit followed Park Assist’s effort to alert the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to potential patent issues early in the RFP process. In response to an RFP issued by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority in 2016 and procured in 2017, Park Assist advised the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, its contractors and consultants, that the technology and system Park Assist was offering to meet the RFP requirements was then the subject of a pending application that subsequently issued as a patent. Despite having notice of the patent application and later issued patent, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority undertook construction of a competing PGS system that Park Assist alleges infringes on its patent. As a result, Park Assist filed suit in the Southern District of California to enforce its patent rights.