A business enterprise is suing Apple, AT&T and Verizon for a combined overall of $7bn over claims that they violated its voice-over-IP patents.
Voip-friend.com has published a couple of lawsuits in opposition to Apple (PDF) and Verizon and AT&T (PDF) in the Nevada US District court alleging that each one three groups’ products infringe on patents it owns for “producing routing messages for voice over IP communications”.
US Patent 8,542,815
US Patent 9,179,1/2
The suits ask for an ordeal and award of $2.83bn from Apple, $2.38bn from Verizon, and $1.83bn from AT&T.
AT&T, Verizon, and Apple all declined to touch upon the match.
Voip-friend, who insists in a organisation Q&A (PDF) that it isn’t always a patent troll, said that it’s been trying for months to get Apple, AT&T and Verizon to agree on licensing preparations, to no avail.
“Serving the events in these proceedings does now not quit our discussions with the defendants,” stated Voip-pal.com CEO Emil Malak.
“we are assured the modern suitable will on each sides will result in a positive final results for all events worried.”
Voip-pal.com does no longer offer any products or services of its very own, but as an alternative seeks to make cash through buying and licensing patents. In this case, the patents have been firstly assigned to Digifonica, whose portfolio Voip-friend received in 2013. ®