The following is excerpted from a March 21, 2011 j2 Global press release:
j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), the provider of cloud-based, value-added communication, messaging and data backup services, today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a Markman Order on March 2, 2011 in ongoing patent infringement litigation by j2 Global against Easylink Services International Corp. (NASDAQ: ESIC) and Captaris, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX). In the litigation, j2 Global is alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,208,638 ("the '638 patent") and 6,350,066 ("the '066 patent"), as well as two additional U.S. patents. In a Markman Order, the Court determines the meaning of disputed patent claim language.
In its Order, the Court construed each and every disputed claim term of the '638 and '066 patents in a manner consistent with the construction offered by j2. This result underscores j2 Global's view that both Easylink and Captaris infringe these patents. While j2 Global did not initially include the '066 patent in its case against Easylink, the Company is seeking to amend its complaint against Easylink to add the '066 patent.
Read the full press release here.