On February 10, 2016 Patently Apple posted a detailed report titled "Apple's iMessage and Wi-Fi Calling Targeted in new Patent Lawsuit." VoIP-Pal.com Inc. (VPLM) is a publicly traded corporation incorporated in December of 1997 in the State of Nevada and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. In 2013, VoIP-Pal acquired Digifonica International in order to fund, co-develop and complete Digifonica's patent suite. Two of Digifonica's patents are now being used to sue Apple with for patent infringement. The focus of the case is on Apple's iMessage app and Wi-Fi calling feature. They were seeking close to $3 Billion ($2, 836, 710, 031 to be exact) in damages.
So it's a little odd to say the least that the company has put out a press release today stating that they're now suing Apple when they filed that suit in February. It's the same patents and more importantly, the exact same amount of damages being sought. The only thing we see that's changed is that they're holding a shareholders meeting on May 25 and want to make it look like this new lawsuit is going to be a money maker for them. Whatever their reasoning, it's not a new lawsuit.The company claims that they delayed the filing until now, yet we were able to report on their filing back in February, so it's a little confusing.
At the end of the day, the company is claiming that they tried to resolve the case, were unsuccessful and the lawsuit is now active.