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Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-02686-JTM-KMH, the Hon. J. Thomas Marten presiding.
Filed on Dec. 19, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas;

Plaintiffs

v.
Sprint Communications Company
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; Kansas City, MO
Eric A. Buresh
Jason R. Mudd
Adam P. Seitz
Basil Trent Webb

Patents in case

  • 6,298,064: “Broadband telecommunications system” by Christie and assigned to Sprint Communications Company, L. P.. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R. Funk; Steven J.. Includes 68 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/504,408. Filed 2/15/2000 & Granted 10/2/2001.
  • 6,330,224: “System and method for providing enhanced services for a telecommunication call” by Christie et. al. and assigned to Sprint Telecommunications Company, L.P.. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R. Funk; Steven J.. Includes 56 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/272,655. Filed 3/18/1999 & Granted 12/11/2001.
  • 6,343,084: “Broadband telecommunications system” by Christie and assigned to Sprint Communications Company, L.P.. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R.. Includes 16 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/439,033. Filed 11/12/1999 & Granted 1/29/2002.
  • 6,633,561: “Method, system and apparatus for telecommunications control” by Christie and assigned to Sprint Communications Company, L.P... Includes 38 claims (2 indep.). Was application 10/002,850. Filed 11/14/2001 & Granted 10/14/2003.
  • 6,473,429: “Broadband telecommunications system” by Christie and assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P.. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R. Funk; Steven J. Robb; Kevin D.. Includes 44 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/353,401. Filed 7/15/1999 & Granted 10/29/2002.
  • 6,463,052: “Method, system and apparatus for telecommunications control” by Christie and assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P.. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R. Funk; Steven J. Robb; Kevin D.. Includes 24 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/082,182. Filed 5/20/1998 & Granted 10/8/2002.
  • 6,563,918: “Telecommunications system architecture for connecting a call” by Nelson et. al. and assigned to Sprint Communications Company, LP. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R. Funk; Steven J. Robb; Kevin D.. Includes 20 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/026,906. Filed 2/20/1998 & Granted 5/13/2003.
  • 6,639,912: “Number portability in a communications system” by Christie et. al. and assigned to Sprint Communications Company, L.P... Includes 18 claims (2 indep.). Was application 10/077,544. Filed 2/15/2002 & Granted 10/28/2003.
  • 7,286,561: “Method system and apparatus for telecommunications control” by Christie, deceased and assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P... Includes 20 claims (2 indep.). Was application 10/633,798. Filed 8/4/2003 & Granted 10/23/2007.
  • 6,262,992: “System and method for transporting a call in a telecommunication network” by Nelson et. al. and assigned to Sprint Communications Company, L. P.. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R. Funk; Steven J.. Includes 18 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/080,393. Filed 5/18/1998 & Granted 7/17/2001.
  • 6,697,340: “System and method for providing enhanced services for a telecommunication call” by Christie et. al. and assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P... Includes 20 claims (2 indep.). Was application 10/336,999. Filed 1/6/2003 & Granted 2/24/2004.
  • 6,452,932: “Method, system and apparatus for telecommunications control” by Christie and assigned to Sprint Communications Company, L.P.. Prosecuted by Ball; Harley R. Funk; Steven J. Robb; Kevin D.. Includes 34 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/499,874. Filed 2/7/2000 & Granted 9/17/2002.

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