Energy Companies Latest To Acquire Katz Patents

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seventeen energy companies have bought a license for patents held by Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LP related to automated call systems, the firm announced Tuesday.

Katz Technology has a significant interactive call processing patent portfolio. The licenses purchased by the energy and utility companies cover technology used in automated power outage reporting and customer service, as well as live agent responses to those types of calls. Additional terms of the licensing deals were not disclosed.

The companies include American Electric Power, Aquila Inc., CenterPoint Energy,...
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