Thursday, January 17, 2013

HP Sued by Klausner Technologies for Visual Voicemail Patent Infringement

Plaintiff: IPVX Patent Holdings or Klausner Technologies

Defendant: Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Case Number: 1:13-cv-00215

Date Filed: January 14, 2013

Court: New York Eastern District Court

Patent-in-Suit: US5572576

The patent US5572576 involved in this suit is currently assigned[*] to IPVX Patent Holdings (source: Maxval’s Assignment Database). The patent entitled Telephone answering device linking displayed data with recorded audio message was issued on November 05, 1996 and expires[†] on November 05, 2013. 

The patent describes a telephone answering device (TAD) which includes a means of organizing voice messages, associated entered codes such as personal IDs and home telephone numbers, and information stored in TAD. It displays the identity of the callers for each message providing a menu of choices and enables the user to access the messages. A remote is also provided to retrieve and display the callers' identities and select a message to be played back from a remote location.

About the Parties:
IPVX Patent Holdings or Klausner Technologies was founded by Judah Klausner, inventor of the PDA and electronic organizer. It owns a catalogue of 25 Visual Voicemail patents, in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Taiwan, Korea and Japan covering the basic Visual Voicemail feature in which users can selectively view and listen to their voice messages via their mobile phones or computers.

HP provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. It operates through seven business segments. Hewlett-Packard was founded by William R. Hewlett and David Packard in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

As in Complaint:
Plaintiff alleges that defendant infringes plaintiff’s patented technology in its device for recording and recalling messages received through telecommunication as claimed in the ‘576 patent.

Other Cases Filed:
Klausner Technologies has recently filed suit against the following companies:

Case Number
Date Filed
United States Cellular Corporation
Halloo Communications
M5 Networks
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[†] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.

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