Telephone Manufacturers Settle Patent Spat

Law360 (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Three telephone technology and telephone patent licensing companies agreed Wednesday to settle several infringement claims over three patents for digital answering machines.

Plaintiff Trontech Licensing Inc., defendant Uniden America Corp. and counterdefendant PhoneTel Communications Inc. filed a joint motion to dismiss the patent infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Trontech holds all three patents at issue in the suit, Uniden is a cordless phone manufacturer, and PhoneTel sells voice mail systems.

The three parties moved to dismiss all claims...
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