Case Name: Visual Interactive Phone Concepts, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility, LLC
Docket Number: 2:2011-cv-13106
Date Filed: 7/19/2011
Judge: Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff
Status: Closed

On July 19, 2011 by Visual Interactive Phone Concepts, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) against AT&T Mobility (“Defendant”) for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,606,361 (“the ‘361 patent”) and 5,724,092 (“the ‘092 patent”). The ‘361 and ‘092 patents generally covered different interactive mailbox facilities that could be utilized by videophones. “Videophones” are defined as “any device having the capabilities to receive video/voice and or video/text as its primary function and which, in the future, may have additional capabilities added to it that will enable it to perform functions that a PC computer system performs today” and includes cellular videophones, wireless videophones, and all videophones integrated with additional PC capabilities or technologies (i.e., disk storage, CDs, diskettes, and memory in megabyte range).

Plaintiff alleged that many of Defendant’s products infringed on Plaintiff’s patents. Plaintiff also alleged that Defendant induced infringement and/or engaged in acts of contributory infringement. The case was eventually transferred to the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, on November 12, 2011.