December 16, 2010
For Immediate Release:
Flight Plan, LLC (FltPlan.com) announced today that it is not affected by FlightPrep's U.S. Patent No. 7,640,098.
FlightPrep recently contacted FltPlan.com concerning the patent which is directed to "A Process for Generating Travel Plans on the Internet." In the letter, Chairman Roger Stenbock suggested that FltPlan.com enter into a confidentiality agreement to exchange confidential information.
After review of the patent, FltPlan.com does not believe it is relevant to the FltPlan.com website so confidential or other discussions with FlightPrep are not warranted. FltPlan.com has asked FlightPrep if it alleges the FltPlan.com website infringes the patent but FlightPrep has not responded.
"FlightPrep's patent does not apply, nor is it relevant to the FltPlan.com website," stated FltPlan.com's President Ken Wilson. "Since FltPlan.com does not use FlightPrep's patented technology, we have not been, nor will we be in negotiations with FlightPrep."
With over 100,000 users, FltPlan.com has been providing free online flight planning since 1999 which is two years prior to the filing of FlightPrep patent application which matured into U.S. Patent No. 7,640,098.