Love ‘em or hate ‘em Klausner Technologies is firing up the lawyers again. The lawsuit-happy patent holding company has sued everybody from AOL to Apple and now has their sights set on Verizon and LG .
Klausner alleges that it owns all rights to the use of visual voicemail via U.S. Patent number 5,572,576. Verizon was expecting the move and filed a declaratory judgment action in New York federal court on Aug. 13.
Robin Nicol, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson, said:
We are seeking a declaration that Klausner’s visual voice mail patent is invalid and that Verizon’s system does not infringe the patent in any event.