The following is excerpted from a November 1, 2011 post at Indiana Intellectual Property Law News:
Patent Attorneys for Securus Technologies of Dallas, Texas have filed a patent infringement suit in the Southern District of Indiana against Combined Public Communications, Inc. of Cold Spring, Kentucky. The law suit alleges infringement of Securus's March 1, 2011 patent no 7,899,167 for "CENTRALIZED CALL PROCESSING." The patent claims to provide "a centralized architecture for call processing" including voice over internet protocols (VOIP).
Securus' patent lawyers allege in the complaint that the litigants are competitors because they each provide "specialized call-processing and billing equipment and services for correctional institutions, direct local and long distance call processing for correctional facilities," and other technologies relating to "Inmate Management Systems."
Read the full post and access the Complaint here.