Sonitor Technologies Wins Patent Dispute With CenTrak
Sonitor Technologies, a global leader in indoor, ultrasound-based positioning technologies today announced that is has won its patent dispute with CenTrak. In a decision dated August 30, 2017, the United States District Court in Delaware ruled that Sonitor does not infringe CenTrak’s U.S. Patent No. 8,604,909, and that CenTrak’s patent is invalid.
CenTrak had sued Sonitor in February 2014, accusing the Sonitor Sense™ products of infringement of that patent. The court first found that there was no evidence to support a finding of infringement by Sonitor. The court also held that Sonitor had demonstrated that all claims of CenTrak’s patent are invalid because the patent does not disclose an ultrasonic real-time location system (RTLS), noting that ultrasound is “fundamentally different” than the CenTrak infrared technology disclosed in the patent.
“We are extremely pleased with the Court’s decision and have always believed that we would prevail in this case,” said Arne Oyen, Group President & CEO at Sonitor Technologies AS. Anne Bugge, President and CEO, Sonitor Technologies, Inc. added, “This decision solidifies and further vindicates and supports our leading position in ultrasound-based indoor positioning and RTLS.”
About Sonitor Technologies
Sonitor Technologies is a leading provider of Real Time Location System (RTLS) solutions linking the physical world with the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide real-time visibility and connected intelligence. As the first and only company to use proprietary ultrasound technology as the primary technology for indoor positioning systems (IPS), Sonitor’s platform automatically tracks the real-time location of moveable equipment and people with 100% room or sub-room level accuracy in complex, indoor environments, such as hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgery centers. With an open integration platform, Sonitor provides the flexibility to leverage best-in-class software application solutions covering many uses such as nurse call, patient flow, workflow and capacity management, hand hygiene and infection control and asset and inventory management.
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