Comcast, AT&T, Others Sued Over VoIP Patent

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 7:39 PM EST) -- A technology company on Tuesday sued Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., AT&T Inc. and 18 other telecommunications providers in a Virginia court for allegedly infringing a patent for Voice over Internet Protocol technology.

Birmingham, Ala.-based Bear Creek Technologies Inc. filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, claiming 23 telecommunications companies have infringed a newly issued patent on connecting VoIP networks to the old-style telephone infrastructure.

VoIP technology allows voice communications over the Internet, rather than...
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