Facebook Hit With Another Patent Lawsuit: Mitel

Canadian communications outfit Mitel Networks is suing Facebook for patent-infringement regarding “proactive features for telephony” and an “automatic web page generator.”

The social network is already wrapped up in a patent-infringement lawsuit from Yahoo covering 10 patents, and dealing with a class-action lawsuit involving mobile privacy.

Mitel’s lawsuit, filed in the U.S District Court for the District of Delaware, covers these two patents:

  • 7,292,685, proactive features for telephony, covering systems for proactively suggesting communications features to users.
  • 5,940,834, automatic web page generator, covering automatic Web page generation of organizational directories for use in Internet and Intranet environments.

Mitel, based in Ottawa, provides communications services and collaboration software for businesses.

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