Fed. Circ. Sides With AT&T, Verizon In Caller ID Patent Row

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 7:22 PM EST) -- An inventor who previously agreed to call off his caller identification patent infringement allegations against Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. may not bring another suit over the same patent against the companies, the Federal Circuit said on Friday in rejecting his appeal.

An appellate panel affirmed a California federal court’s dismissal of a patent infringement suit brought by inventor Morris Reese against Verizon California Inc. and AT&T California, finding that a stipulation of dismissal previously entered into by Reese in an earlier action against the...
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