Texas Company Infringed Fax-To-E-Mail Patent, Jury Finds

Law360, New York (November 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Texas company infringed Brooktrout, Inc.’s patent for a technology that allows corporations to route faxes directly to e-mail based on an ordinary telephone number, a federal jury has ruled.

Eicon Networks, Inc. of Plano, Texas and Eicon Networks Corp. of Montreal, Canada infringed Brooktrout's patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 5,488,651 and 5,291,546, the jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled.

The jury reached its verdict on November 12th after a five-day trial heard by federal judge T. John Ward in...
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