Nokia Solutions and Networks OY, a company involved in business activities in networking and telecommunications equipment sector, has been recently granted a patent for invention titled “PACKET FORWARDING IN TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK”.
The patent has been issued as granted patent number 306277 filed as application number 987/DELNP/2010 having scope (abstract) of invention as:
“A solution for rearranging data transfer in a telecommunication network is provided. Accordingly, a data packet related to a first logical connection and originating from a first user terminal is received in a network node of a first logical connection associated with a first user terminal and a second logical connection associated with a second user terminal in a telecommunication network, wherein the data packet is addressed to the second user terminal. Then, the network node checks for an intermediate network node common to both the first logical connection and the second logical connections, and arranges a shortcut between the first and the second logical connection through the intermediate network node, if the common intermediate network node has been detected.”
The primary independent claim (claim 1) of this patent states:
“A method, comprising: receiving, in an intermediate network node of each a first logical connection associated with a first user terminal and a second logical connection associated with a second user terminal in a telecommunication network, a data packet related to the first logical connection and originating from the first user terminal; comparing a destination address of the received data packet to a service list including addresses of user terminals having data packets conveyed through the intermediate network node; and conveying the received data packet towards the second user terminal over the second logical connection, if the destination address of the data packet matches with the address of the second user terminal included in the service list.”
The patent has been granted under International Patent Classification (IPC) H04L 12/56, which covers inventions related to:
“Packet switching systems”
This patent can be opposed under post-grant patent opposition within 12 months of the date of grant of this patent.
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