Jurist: 'Visual voicemail' inventor sues telecoms for patent infringement
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 29 Aug 2008 09:26
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Klausner, inventor of the personal digital assistant (PDA) and the electronic organizer, has successfully brought suit for infringement against multiple telephone companies, voice-over-internet providers (VoIP) [FCC backgrounder], and internet service providers, including AOL, Time Warner, and eBay. Klausner filed [complaint, PDF] a similar claim against Apple Computer and AT&T late last year, alleging that the technology used by Apple's iPhone infringes on the same visual voicemail patents. The parties settled in July [Reuters report] after the patents were licensed to Apple, but the financial details of the settlement were not disclosed. Last October, internet VoIP Vonage settled a patent lawsuit [JURIST report; press release] concerning Vonage's use of Verizon's technology.
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