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Leader sues Facebook for patent infringement November 19, 2008
Columbus (November 19, 2008) - Leader Technologies Incorporated of Columbus, Ohio, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. of Palo Alto, California. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and alleges that Facebook infringes Leader's U.S. Patent No. 7,139,761 issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on November 21, 2006. The '761 Patent generally relates to a method and system for the management and storage of electronic information. Leader seeks damages and an injunction against Facebook for its willful infringement of the '761 Patent.
Ohio School Boards Association Announces Leader Alert® Endorsement Apr. 29, 2008Ohio School Boards Association Endorses Leader Alert® for its 700 + member districts
Columbus (April 29, 2008) - The Ohio School Boards Association announced today its endorsement of Leader Alert, a health and safety alerting product, for the more than 700 Ohio public school districts that comprise its membership. Leader Alert, the creation of Leader Technologies of Columbus, Ohio, makes it possible for a school to quickly and simultaneously alert thousands of parents and staff by telephone, texting, and email in case of emergencies ranging from lurking predators to snow days.
Leader Alert® Supports Shawnee State University Safety Lockdown Feb. 7, 2008Leader Alert® quickly notified over 3500 SSU students, faculty and staff
Columbus (February 7, 2008) - When the community of Portsmouth, Ohio learned on February 7th that a fifth-grade teacher at Notre Dame Elementary School had been attacked in the classroom in front of her horrified students, they did not know at first whether it was an isolated incident or part of a larger threat. But Portsmouth-based Shawnee State University was prepared. Their Emergency Response Team used Leader Alert® to issue an emergency message that was received within minutes by all 3549 students, faculty, and staff.
Leader supports suburban Cleveland middle school safety lockdown Apr. 27, 2007Leader Alert® quickly notified 700 Parma City Schools parents, prevented panic
Columbus (April 27, 2007) - An April 18 lockdown at Greenbriar Middle School in Parma, Ohio ended calmly when a 59-year old woman carrying a knife was quickly disarmed in the school’s entrance airlock, police were called, and school officials used Leader Alert® to send a 40-second voice alert to the phones of 700 parents of students within minutes of the incident, avoiding a school closure and allowing classes to continue.
Leader assists Louisiana Governor's Office following Hurricane Katrina Sep. 2, 2005
Columbus (September 2, 2005) - Leader Technologies responded to an urgent call Tuesday, Aug. 30, from Louisiana officials following Hurricane Katrina to provide critical telecommunications services. LeaderPhone® was deployed immediately, linking the governor with dozens of federal, state and local disaster recovery officials, said Mike McKibben, Chairman and founder of Leader...
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Leader hosts The Ohio Homeland Security Initiative at The Ohio State University. Dec. 13, 2004
Columbus (December 13, 2004) - Leader helped bring together experts from government, academia and industry into a think-tank forum. The forum focused on state and local first responder "command and control" solutions that can be implemented now to help overcome the lack of communications and control that hinders disaster response and costs lives. Participating companies and organizations included General Dynamics, Cardinal Health, McDonald's, Sprint, Nextel, Bricker & Eckler, City of Columbus Department of Public Safety, WOSU-TV, The Ohio State University, Center for Strategic Management, Tibco, The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and a number of other core technology providers.
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LeaderPhone chosen by State of Kansas as exclusive conference calling provider. Nov. 24, 2004
Columbus (November 24, 2004) - The State of Kansas has signed a contract with LeaderPhone® to provide audio conference calling services to all state agencies, slashing the cost in half over the previous carrier.
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State of Wyoming chooses LeaderPhone conference calling services. May 10, 2004
Columbus (May 10, 2004) - The State of Wyoming has entered into contract with Leader to expand its use of LeaderPhone Teleconferencing Services to 38 state agencies. More are planned. Jonathan Downing, Policy Analyst for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says, “Our employees and business partners have been very pleased with Leader’s services. They have resulted in a significant cost savings for our programs. At a time when we are faced with limited resources, Leader’s advanced and on-demand technologies have assisted us with maintaining a competitive edge in the provision of teleconferencing services to a state covering 97,813 square miles.
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Vermont announces LeaderPhone® as exclusive conferencing calling provider. Mar. 10, 2004
Columbus (March 10, 2004) - The State of Vermont has signed a contract with LeaderPhone® to provide conference calling services to all 60 state agencies, slashing the cost in half over the previous carrier.
Leader played key part in Terrorex 04 Homeland Security simulation. Jan. 7-11, 2004
Columbus (January 7-11, 2004) - Terrorex 2004 was a high-level Homeland Security conference among experts from commerce, industry, education, and government at the federal, state and local levels who are preparing the United States and its allies against terrorist attacks. It is believed to be the largest interagency anti-terrorism drill ever conducted. LeaderPhone®, Leader2Leader®, Leader Meeting® and Leader Smart Camera™ provided audio and video communications and allowed agencies involved to collaborate online to react and respond to terrorist threat simulations.
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Leader awarded 2003 Tier I Ohio Award for Excellence May 23, 2003
Columbus (May 23, 2003) - Business First, May 14, "Several Central Ohio businesses and organizations have received Ohio Awards of Excellence. The awards, endorsed by Gov. Bob Taft [and modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award], recognize best practices..." Business First
Leader Selects DataPower to Accelerate Conference Calling Feb. 17, 2003
Columbus (February 17, 2003) - LeaderPhone®, our reservationless, web-enabled audio conference calling service, is now more responsive to users with the addition of XML acceleration technology provided by DataPower Technology, Inc.
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