Newly termindated CPA manager Dale Fraser told me, “Calgary Parking Authority did create the proprietary approach to this new parking system. And we [CPA] do have a patent-pending on this approach at this time.” in an August 2008 interview.
During the 30+ minutes interview, at NO point did Mr. Fraser leave this reporter with the impression the pending Canada/US ParkPlus patent was his (or his & Mr. Allan Bazar’s) personal invention or intellectual property. In fact, Mr. Fraser seemed to me quite clear in explaining the system was developed by MTS Allstream with the funds/resources from Calgary Parking Authority.
As stated in “The Patents” section in my 2008 August report “ParkPlus by Calgary Parking Authority – Reimagining the Wheels“, I suggested “US patent is one of the most important one to apply for, simply because US is one of the largest market and it has a reasonably strong patent protection regime.“.
For those that enjoy reading technical patent, have a read of Mr. Dale Fraser and Mr. Allan Bazar’s US patent application 20100191584.
For your reference, here is my 2008 interview video (pay attention to time code ~3:40 to ~3:50). [Please note that the interview is protected by copyright. License and use requests (including for press and media) are to be submitted via email and will be handled promptly.]