TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Airbus DS Communications, Formerly Cassidian Communications, Inc.

Five TCS patents allegedly infringed by Airbus DS products

Dec 11, 2014, 10:03 ET from TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit case against Airbus DS Communications (Airbus DS),  formerly Cassidian Communications, Inc., for its violation of five patents in TCS' 54-patent, public safety technology portfolio. TCS estimates that significant revenue has been earned over the past six years by Airbus DS in the fast-growing, next generation line of products and services.

The TCS patents that are allegedly infringed by Airbus DS's products include:

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,681,946 – "Mobile Automatic Location Identification (ALI) for First Responders"; one or more claims alleged against Airbus DS's Call-to-Car Concept product
  • U.S. Patent No.: 6,940,950 – "Enhanced E911 Location Information using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)"; one or more claims alleged against Airbus DS's Vesta/Sentinel 4 NG911product
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,903,791 – "Enhanced E911 Location Information using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)"; one or more claims alleged against Airbus DS's Sentinel ESC1000 Controller product
  • U.S. Patent No.: 8,149,997 – "Protocol Converting 9-1-1 Emergency Messaging Center"; one or more claims alleged against Airbus DS's Vesta/Sentinel 4 NG911 product
  • U.S. Patent No.: 7,458,184 – "Location Based Messaging"; one or more claims alleged against Airbus DS's VESTA SMS product

News Facts:

  • TCS leads the nation on ESInet deployments and is the premier provider of NG9-1-1 software and end-to-end solutions. Offerings include NENA i3 standards-compliant call-routing and call-handling systems.
  • In 2006, TCS became the first company to deliver NG9-1-1 calls, and the company has since delivered more NENA i3 9-1-1 traffic than all other manufacturers combined. TCS completed the nation's first successful cellular 9-1-1 call more than fifteen years ago and now deploys cellular and Voice over IP (VoIP) 9-1-1 service to operators nationwide, supporting half of all wireless and VoIP Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) calls.
  • TCS prevailed in a patent dispute filed by Cassidian Communications against TCS and its wholly owned subsidiary microDATA GIS, Inc. (2:12-cv-00162-JRG) in December 2013 when an Eastern District of Texas jury returned a verdict that all asserted claims of the Cassidian Communications patent were invalid and not infringed. Cassidian Communications has continued to file motions and an appeal in an attempt to overturn the trial court's verdict.

TCS Chairman, CEO and President Maurice B. Tose stated: "TCS is a company founded on continuous innovation.  We are steadfast in our commitment to developing innovative new products as evidenced by our growing patent portfolio and expanding products.  As a leader in public safety technology, the emergency communications solutions we develop and the correlating intellectual property rights are essential to TCS' future. In addition to our dedication to the advancement of the nation's emergency communications infrastructure, we must uphold our commitment to our customers, partners, and shareholders in the protection of these innovations from companies, such as Airbus DS, who defiantly disregard TCS' intellectual property rights."  

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market-leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services, providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cybersecurity expertise, professional services and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit

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