About that patent application...

By: Libby Jacobson

There’s been some discussion today about a highly speculative news report from this morning, that no doubt is giving drive-time talk radio - not to mention tech blogs - something to discuss. You can read the article that started all the talk here. Verizon is a company that prizes innovation, and we take pride in the many innovators whose work is represented in our patents and patent applications. That said, we don’t comment on pending patent applications; it’s all interesting, but as most folks know, a patent application is very different from a product or service or device actually coming to market any time soon.

Just as we appreciate effort in innovative ideas, Verizon also prizes its well-established track record of respecting its customers’ privacy and protecting their personal information.

Libby Jacobson focuses on social, digital and external communications for Verizon’s federal legislative, regulatory, and public policy teams. Libby is also the curator and editor of Verizon’s Public Policy blog, the hub for Verizon’s positions on regulatory and legal issues surrounding the information and communications technology industry. Before joining Verizon in 2012, Libby learned the digital communications craft as an analyst with a DC-area, social media PR firm, while moonlighting as a blogger. Libby lives and works in Washington DC, and is a Verizon FiOS enthusiast.