Global Traffic Technologies Awarded $5M In Patent Infringement Case



By Jake Anderson, Twin Cities Business

“A St. Paul-based company recently won a patent-infringement case and was awarded more than $5 million in damages. In a 2011 lawsuit, Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) alleged that its patent involving a “GPS-based traffic pre-emption technology” had been infringed upon.

GTT was formed in 2007 after spinning off from Maplewood-based 3M Company’s Intelligent Transportation Systems business. Its Canoga System is used by transit agencies to monitor traffic flow by providing real-time data such as traffic counts and speeds being traveled, while its Opticom TSP system helps agencies change traffic lights so that emergency vehicles or buses that are running behind schedule can move quickly through street crossings.”

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