U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Upholds INTTRA Patent
October 29, 2012
Parsippany, NJ, October 29, 2012 – INTTRA, the world’s largest, most active network for ocean shipping, announced today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently provided a notice of intent to confirm the validity of INTTRA’s U.S. Patent No. 7,756,794, entitled “Common Carrier System.” This patent covers key aspects of INTTRA’s multi-carrier e-commerce platform for managing ocean container shipments. The Patent Office notice effectively concludes a reexamination that had been initiated by GT Nexus, Inc. to challenge the validity of the patent.
"INTTRA is pleased that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed the validity of all the claims in our patent and rejected efforts by a competitor to challenge these important patent rights," said Eric Winston, INTTRA's Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
INTTRA is the world’s largest, multi-carrier e-commerce network for the ocean shipping industry. INTTRA professionals work with 40 leading carriers and NVOCCs, 109 software alliance partners, as well as their customers, to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 200,000 shipping professionals. Over 525,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing more than 18 percent of global ocean container trade.