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Visual Voicemail dispute settled, licensing deal

updated 08:20 pm EDT, Mon June 16, 2008

Visual voicemail dispute

Apple and AT&T have reached a settlement with Klausner Technology over patent disputes, and have agreed to license the technology from the firm. AppleInsider reveals that the suit, originally filed in December, was brought against the companies in response to the iPhone's "email inbox"-style voicemail presentation, one of the original device's highly touted features. Klausner says the two companies were in violation of US Patents 5,572,576, and 5,283,818.

While officials did not release specifics on the deal, Klausner was originally seeking damages and potential royalties, approaching a sum of $360 million.

The company is also currently in dispute with Comcast and Cablevision, although it has been revealed that they are currently discussing a deal with Klausner, similar to the licensing arrangement with eBay.

The move is the latest accomplishment for the firm regarding its visual voicemail technologies, having won disputes with Time Warner and Vonage, subsequently licensing the technology to both companies.

by MacNN Staff



  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Where the h*** does eBay come into this story? Please do tell us about that deal too if you are going to reference it.

    Or are you using copy from another story and you forgot to change the company name to reflece "similar to the deal with Apple and At&T"?

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