BellSouth, Comverse Pen Licensing Deal To Settle Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 2, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- “Baby Bell” BellSouth Corp. has settled its lawsuit against Comverse Inc. over patents for voicemail call return technology and one-number call routing technology.

BellSouth’s licensing unit, BellSouth Intellectual Property Marketing Corp., said Thursday it has entered into a license and settlement agreement with Comverse Inc., a unit of Comverse Technology Inc.

Under the terms of the settlement, Comverse has taken non-exclusive patent licenses from the BellSouth unit for voicemail call return technology and a one-number call routing technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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