UPDATE - Voip-Pal Provides Status Update of its Patent Infringement Lawsuits
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voip-Pal.com Inc. (“Voip-Pal”, “Company”) (OTCQB: VPLM) provides the following updates regarding the Company’s patent infringement lawsuits against Twitter, Verizon, AT&T and Apple, asserting U.S. Patent Nos. 8,542,815 and 9,179,005 (the “original lawsuits”). VoIP-Pal also provides the following updates regarding VoIP-Pal’s patent infringement lawsuits against Amazon and Apple, asserting U.S. Patent Nos. 9,537,762, 9,813,330, 9,826,002 and 9,948,549 (the “second lawsuits”).
- In recent months, these original lawsuits against Twitter, Verizon, AT&T and Apple have all been transferred from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Moreover, all of these original lawsuits have been consolidated for pre-trial purposes before the Honorable Judge Lucy H. Koh.
- In August of 2018, AT&T and Verizon filed separate Motions to Dismiss these original lawsuits under 35 U.S.C. § 101, asserting that the '005 and '815 patents do not claim patentable subject matter. Voip-Pal vigorously opposed both AT&T and Verizon’s motions to dismiss separately. Subsequent to Voip-Pal’s opposition, both AT&T and Verizon withdrew their respective Motions to Dismiss. The Company expects a single joint consolidated motion to be filed by the Defendants which Voip-Pal intends to oppose vigorously as the Company did in responding to Verizon’s and AT&T’s Motions to Dismiss.
- Voip-Pal’s patent infringement lawsuits against Amazon and Apple, asserting U.S. atent Nos. 9,537,762, 9,813,330, 9,826,002 and 9,948,549 (the “second lawsuits”) have all been transferred from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Moreover, these second lawsuits have been consolidated for pre-trial purposes before the Honorable Judge Lucy H. Koh.
- The Company is waiting on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision on Apple’s post-judgement motions filed on December 20, 2017, following the PTAB’s final written decisions on November 20, 2017, in favor of Voip-Pal on the inter partes reviews filed by Apple and AT&T. In total Voip-Pal has prevailed in all eight IPR challenges the Company has faced.
Emil Malak, CEO of Voip-Pal said, “We are very pleased to finally be in court and have the opportunity to state our case. We are looking forward to a trial by jury before the Honorable Judge Lucy H. Koh in these cases.
“We started with five core patents and have now grown our portfolio to twenty five allowed and issued patents. We have fought against tough odds and will continue to see our fight through to the end. Patience is a virtue.”
For a more detailed legal update please visit our website www.voip-pal.com.
About Voip-Pal.com Inc.
Voip-Pal.Com, Inc. (“Voip-Pal”) is a publicly traded corporation (OTCQB:VPLM) headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. The Company owns a portfolio of patents relating to Voice-over-Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) technology that it is currently looking to monetize.
Any forecast of future financial performance is a “forward looking statement” under securities laws. Such statements are included to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand management’s beliefs and opinions with respect to the future so that they may use such beliefs and opinions as one factor among many in evaluating an investment. While the Company believes in the circumstances that legal action is needed to monetize its patents, patent litigation involves various risks and uncertainties that could affect its ability to monetize the patents. We recognize that it is impossible to predict the specific outcomes of litigation.
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