Yep! A model is suing at&t over a ringtone patent. Full story from here:
03.06.2007 Perceptive Impression: Dialing for Dollars: Top Model Sues AT&T for Multi Billion Dollar Technology
International top model Anita Seelig opens hottest boutique on Rodeo Drive turns CEO of international marketing firm and sues AT&T with a billion dollar patent in Taylor Texas. (Court Case Number: 2-06cv-159-DF)
Anita took the runway by storm! From New York, to Japan; she was traveling the world and thriving in the fashion industry. She was booked by Gianni Versace, which spotted her himself by a hair dresser in Milan. In Venice, Italy, Anita was crowned first place as the world's first Lady Universe contest. In Beverly Hills, Anita opened the hottest boutique on Rodeo Drive where customers like Rod Stewart, Paris and Niki Hilton, America Ferrara, and Lauren Conrad go in and out.
Today, her company Ring Plus, Inc. is suing AT&T with a multi-billion dollar patent infringement suit for the answer tone technology on cell phones. (Patent Nr. 7006608)
Her software technology replaces the endlessly emphatic ring tone with music. This allows those who telecommunicate by landlines and cellular phones to select music from their favorite artist to play for incoming callers, and permits those making outgoing calls a more enjoyable experience.
About Ring Plus: Ring Plus is a Texas-based telecommunication company. Ring Plus is holding several pending and one granted patent for the ring back signal replacement technology. The mission of Ring Plus is to enable telecommunication companies.