Indianapolis, Indiana – Patent lawyers for One Number Corporation of Anderson, IN, have filed a lawsuit alleging Google, Inc. of Mountain View, CA, has infringed the following two patents, as issued by the U.S. Patent Office: Patent No. 7,440,565, titled CONTACT NUMBER ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM, and Patent No. 7,680,256, titled CONTACT NUMBER ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM.
The asserted patents claim telecommunications systems which allow a user to obtain a telephone number that is associated with the individual, rather than being tied to a specific location or phone. The plaintiff’s complaint alleges that the defendant’s Google Voice PC-to-phone service, as well as the GrandCentral technology which defendant previously acquired, infringes both patents.
Practice Tip: To determine whether a claim in a patent literally “reads on” an accused device or method, or covers it under the doctrine of equivalents, the following analysis is performed: first, construing the scope of the “literal” language of the claims; comparing the claims, as constructed, with the accused device or method, to determine whether there is literal infringement; and, if there is no literal infringement, comparing the claims, as constructed, with the accused device or method under the doctrine of equivalents (to see if it performs substantially the same function to achieve substantially the same result in substantially the same way as the claimed invention).Complaint – One Number v. Google
Further information about this case is as follows:
Filed: March 16, 2010 as 1:2010cv00312 Updated: April 6, 2010 11:52:03
Plaintiff: ONE NUMBER CORPORATION
Defendant: GOOGLE INC.
Presiding Judge: Judge Richard L. Young
Referring Judge: Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker
Cause Of Action: Patent Infringement