VoIP-Pal.com Inc. (OTCMKTS: VPLM) has announced that it filed a petition on June 25, 2021, for writ of certiorari with the US Supreme Court. The company owns patents on Voice-over-Internet Protocol tech.
VoIP-Pal wants the Court of Appeals decision deferred until Axle America’s case is determined
The company has requested the Supreme court to review the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC) decision on VOIP-Pal’s proceedings against Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Case No 20-1244 and 20-1241. The request raises similar arguments as Am. Axle & Mfg. v. Neapco Holdings LLC (Case No. 20-891), which includes whether it is unlawful for the company to use 35 U.S.C 112 consideration sin determining whether a patent claims qualify the subject matter as per 35 U.S.C. 10.
VoIP-Pal is asking the Supreme Court to hold the case depending on the results of American Axle. The company argues that if American Axle’s petition is ruled in their favor, then the Federal Circuit’s ruling should be vacated and the case returned to the CAFC in light of the decision in the American Axle petition. The Supreme Court has docketed the petition under case no 20-1809.
VoIP-PAl files petition against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple for patent infringement
The company has also filed patent infringement suits in the Western District of Texas US District Court against Facebook and WhatsApp, Amazon, Google, Apple, Verizon Communication, AT&T Inc., and T-Mobile. The petitions allege that the companies infringed VoIP-Pal’s US Patent Nos. 10,880,721 and 8,630,234 entitled “Mobile Gateway.”
The subject of these petitions regards the defendant’s use of the company’s patented proprietary communications technology in offering mobile devices such as phones with access to optimal routing infrastructure depending on their location.