Voip-Pal Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Facebook/WhatsApp, Google, Amazon and Apple in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Waco Division

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inc. (a??Voip-Pala??, a??Companya??) (OTCQB: VPLM) has filed four patent infringement lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division against the following defendants:

Facebook Inc. and WhatsApp Inc.; Civil Action No. 20-cv-267

Google LLC; Civil Action No. 20-cv-269 Inc. et al.; Civil Action No. 20-cv-272

Apple Inc.; Civil Action No. 20-cv-275

The four complaints allege infringement by the defendants of Voip-Pala??s United States Patent No. 10,218,606, entitled a??Producing Routing Messages For Voice Over IP Communications.a?? These actions concern the defendantsa?? use Voip-Pala??s proprietary technology to provide user-customizable access to route calls in a distributed private network using public phone numbers to identify users.The Company also announced they are currently assessing their options and planning their next moves following the March 16, 2020 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, affirming the Northern District of Californiaa??s dismissal of VoIP-Pala??s Case Nos. 18-CV-06177-LHK, 18-cv-06217-LHK, C, 18-cv-04523-LHK, and 18-cv-06054-LHK under 35 U.S.C. A§ 101. The Federal Circuit invoked Rule 36 and provided no comment or explanation for why it declined to address various District Court errors as alleged by Voip-Pal.The Federal Circuit has been criticized for its frequent practice of invoking Rule 36 to summarily dismiss cases without issuing any opinion. Recently, Emil Malak, CEO of Voip-Pal, in his January 4, 2020 op-ed entitled a??A Plea for Clarity and a New Approach on Section 101 in 2020a?? for IP Watchdog: discussed the problems with the Federal Circuita??s A§ 101 jurisprudence.Emil Malak, CEO of Voip-Pal, stated, a??While the appellate courta??s decision to affirm the district court without giving any reasons was disappointing, we are undeterred in our fight to assert our intellectual property rights. Our legal team is assessing our next moves regarding this Alice decision and we expect to announce our intentions soon. I can tell you; we are not finished.a??
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