Brandywine Sues Apple Over Voicemail Patent
It seems that Brandywine Communications also wants to join some action that is taking place in the lawsuits that involve apple against Samsung, Motorola, Proview, HTC, Kodak and others. That is why, it has filed a lawsuit against Apple.
Brandywine Communications dragged Apple to court over alleged patent violations related to the iPhone’s voicemail software. The company has claimed, according to its filing, that Apple is using two of its patents without obtaining proper licenses from them.
The patents in question (5,719,922 and 6,236,717) describe a “simultaneous voice/data answering machine” system. They specifically reference retrieving voice and data messages via answering machine or computer. These patents also described a system where users could listen to a message while viewing related data at the same time, meaning multimedia messages.
According to some online reports, Brandywine Communications is facing a lawsuit of its own from Verizon over different patents. In that case, Verizon said:
“Brandywine is a patent holding company that is in the business of enforcing patent rights through the filing of various lawsuits.”
In other words, Verizon called Brandywind Communications a patent troll.
The lawsuit against Apple was filed in US District Court in Florida.
Apple has not made any comment over this lawsuit so far.
Source: The Mac Observer