“A Texas based Company by the name of Intercarrier Communications (ICC) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The Company claims that Apple’s Messages and FaceTime applications found in iOS and OS X infringe on their single patent which they took assignment of for the sole purpose of suing other companies,” Purcher reports. “In the last five days, Intercarrier Communications have filed infringement suits against Apple, MobiWeb, Inerop Technologies, BroadSoft, Iris Wireless and others using the same patent. By definition, Intercarrier Communications looks to be the Patent troll of the week.”

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