Tomar Electronics Settles Litigation
Gilbert, AZ – July 7, 2009 – Tomar Electronics, Inc. has announced that it has settled litigation with Global Traffic Technologies, LLC. The civil case, captioned Global Traffic Technologies LLC v. Tomar Electronics, Inc., No. 05-756 MJD/AJB, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, involved United States patent number 5,172,113 which expires October 25, 2011. Terms of the settlement are confidential.
In January 2009 a final judgment was issued in the case which included a permanent injunction against certain products in Tomar’s Strobecom II product line. Tomar replaced the enjoined products with new products that do not have the feature that was the subject of the lawsuit. Tomar had filed an appeal of the case that was pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
“The current litigation between GTT and Tomar has concluded. The parties have reached an agreement resolving this matter,” said Scott Sikora, Tomar’s President and CEO. “Tomar is bound by the permanent injunction for the life of the ‘113 patent. Upon expiration of the ‘113 patent, Tomar is no longer bound by the permanent injunction.”
Tomar Electronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells the Strobecom II Preemption and Priority Control System. Deployed in hundreds of cities in the US and worldwide, Strobecom II reduces emergency vehicle response time to critical situations by up to 20% with fewer accidents.
About Tomar Electronics, Inc.
Based in Gilbert, AZ, Tomar Electronics helps first responders save lives and property by getting them to incidents safely and more quickly. Learn more about Tomar at www.tomar.com.
SOURCE: Tomar Electronics, Inc.