Monday, April 29, 2013

BT - Telinit End Patent Dispute

Case Filed: Oct 12, 2012

Case Closed: Apr 24, 2013

Court: Texas Eastern District Court

Judge: Rodney Gilstrap

Other Defendants: Ribbit Corporation, BT Americas and BT Conferencing 

Case Summary:  Patent infringement case was filed against BT for infringing US patent number 6192123 entitled Method and apparatus for initiating telephone calls using a data network, issued on Feb 20, 2001 and expiring[i] by Apr 14, 2017. The patent is currently assigned[ii] to Telinit Technologies (source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database). 

The complaint stated that defendants’ telephony services including BT OneVoice, Ribbit Mobile and Ribbit for Salesforce infringe the ‘123 patent
The case has now reached an end where Telinit and BT have agreed for a dismissal. Upon their request, Judge ordered the case to be dismissed and all the claims asserted by Telinit against BT were dismissed with prejudice.

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[i] 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.
[ii] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.

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