By suing the public sector, ArrivalStar has gained the attention of advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which sometimes challenges patents it believes threaten the public. Earlier this month, EFF issued a call for prior art that could help bust one of the most-litigated Jones patents.
..."I'm concerned there are folks out there who will think municipalities are ripe for the picking," says Julie Samuels of EFF. "These are services that are really good for people. Bus tracking means less people drive."