Morris Reese v. Verizon California, Inc. et al
- March 16, 2011
Morris Reese [NPE] filed suit against Verizon California and AT&T West over a patent related to caller ID services. 3/7, Central District of California, 2:2011cv01934. Reese has filed two prior suits against a total of 10 defendants. Reese filed suit against both AT&T and Verizon in 2007 over the same patent. The case was partially dismissed and the patents ruled not infringed. Claims 23 and 32 were dismissed with prejudice, which means they cannot be asserted again against the same plaintiff. Part of the dismissal agreement stipulated that only the parent companies would be dismissed, while the suit against the subsidiaries would remain, in exchange Verizon and AT&T agreed not to file a DJ against Reese. The ruling has since been upheld through an appellate court. This new suit specifies claims 23 and 32, and are only asserted against subsidiaries of AT&T and Verizon. Reese is representing himself in the current case.