Bluebonnet Telecommunications has filed a complaint for patent infringement against Apple. In separate suits, Bluebonnet has also targeted HTC America, Samsung Electronics America, Sony Ericsson, RIM, Sharp, Nokia, Pantech, LG, Motorola Mobility, HP, Dell, and Google, the Apple Patent Blog reports.
The US patent in question was assigned at the time of issue to Siemens Rolm Communications. The complaint does not identify particular claims as being infringed, but alleges direct and indirect infringement.
Various reports are identifying the patent as covering "call forwarding", since that is the feature mentioned in the complaint. The claims, however, relate generally to feature activation, and, in the case of claim 12, display of a list of features assigned to the telephone.
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