Qwest Strikes Deal In Tierra VoIP Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 10, 2010, 12:06 PM EDT) -- Qwest Communications International Inc. has opted for a settlement in Tierra Telecom Inc.'s infringement suit against a handful of communications companies over patented Voice Over Internet Protocol technology.

Judge T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia signed off Friday on the agreement, dismissing allegations that Qwest’s VoIP network products and services incorporate Tierra's packet transfer technology and infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,907,000.

Each side will cover its own litigation costs and expenses, though further settlement details remained confidential....
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