Case Name: Fleetilla, LLC v. PJC Logistics, LLC
Docket Number: 2:2011-cv-12050
Date Filed: 5/10/2011
Judge:Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff
Status: Closed

In Fleetilla, LLC v. PJC Logistics, LLC, Fleetilla, LLC (“Plaintiff”) sought a declaratory judgment against PJC Logistics, LLC (“Defendant”). Plaintiff developed, manufactured, and marketed fleet tracking systems for motor vehicles in the State of Michigan, including products and services marketed under the name “Fleetilla” and “FleetOrb.” Defendant owned U.S. Patent No. 5,223,844 (“the ‘844 patent”), entitled “Vehicle Tracking and Security System.” The ‘844 patent generally relates to a multi-featured system for monitoring the status of vehicles, detecting alarm conditions, monitoring the location of vehicles, and providing a variety of communication and control functions relating to the vehicles. On May 4, 2011, Defendant sent Plaintiff a demand letter, asserting that Plaintiff’s fleet management and tracking systems infringed upon the patent, and Defendant requested that Plaintiff purchase a license to “mitigate infringement of the patent.”

On May 10, 2011, Plaintiff filed a complaint seeking a declaration that: (1) Plaintiff had not infringed upon the patent; (2) the patent was invalid, (3) the patent was unenforceable; (4) Plaintiff was entitled to its costs; and (5) Plaintiff was entitled to such other relief that the court thought was appropriate. On August 2, 2011, Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the action.