Apple settles Visual Voicemail lawsuit

By on June 17, 2008, 5:14 PM
Klausner Technologies has settled a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed late last year against Apple and AT&T over the iPhone’s visual voice mail feature. Financial details of the settlement were not disclosed, but Klausner had been asking for $360 million in damages.

As part of the agreement, Klausner is licensing two patents to Apple and AT&T that will allow them to continue offering the Visual Voicemail service on the iPhone, which enables users to selectively identify and listen to messages in their voicemail by using the device’s interface. The company’s litigious ways have previously earned them licensing deals with Vonage, Sprint Nextel and more recently eBay. They are also reportedly in discussions to achieve similar results with Comcast and Cablevision.




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