Suit Alleges Unfair and Illegal Competitive Practices and Making False and
Disparaging Statements about CallWare Technologies and Its Products
CallWare Technologies, Inc., a leader in advanced voice messaging and computer telephony solutions, today filed a lawsuit in federal court charging Applied Voice Technology Inc. (AVT) of Kirkland, WA, with engaging in unfair and illegal competitive practices and intentionally making false and disparaging statements about CallWare and its products.
CallWare Technologies is asking the court to grant an injunction for AVT to cease its misleading tactics and practices and is seeking actual damages in the amount of $20 million and punitive damages in the amount of $60 million.
“CallWare Technologies is committed to building the computer telephony industry. We vigorously support fair and honest practices in our industry. Tactics that purposefully deceive the marketplace cannot be tolerated,” said John C. Saverino, president and chief executive officer of CallWare Technologies. “Computer telephony is an emerging industry and there is room for all to serve the market-but we must do so with fair competitive practices.”
“When others don’t play fair, it hurts more than just CallWare Technologies; from manufacturers to resellers to end-users to the industry itself, unfair tactics affect everyone’s success,” said Doug Williamson, chairman of CallWare Technologies.
A leading-edge telecommunication company for three decades, Callware Technologies, Inc. develops voice and telephony enabled solutions. Known for its flagship Callegra.UC product, Callware provides voicemail, unified messaging, auto attendant, text to speech (TTS), voice recognition, and the ability to get access to voice and fax messages from the telephone, mobile client, desktop client, or the Internet. The product supports VoIP, SIP and other PBX integrations. Callware produces high security versions of its product, one of which is the Callegra.UC JITC product, created specifically for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Callware’s products are installed in thousands of locations throughout the world. Callware Technologies corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah.