We figured back in August
that Verizon (and LG) would eventually be forced to pay up in order to keep visual voicemail
on its handsets
, and sure enough, that's exactly what has gone down with the former company. Verizon and Klausner Technologies
have quickly settled outstanding patent litigation by way of Verizon entering into a patent license agreement for using visual voicemail. To date, Verizon is the 15th company to ink such an agreement, ensuring that the suits at Klausner can remain firmly parked in Grand Cayman, Aruba, Maui or any other blissful location they please for the remainder of their Earthly lives. As for LG? We'd say the outcome is all but imminent at this point.
, image courtesy of MyDigitalLife
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.