US Patent No: 7,787,445

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Methods, systems, and computer program products for routing and processing ENUM queries

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The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer program products for routing ENUM queries to an ENUM database. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for routing ENUM queries to an ENUM database. The method includes receiving an ENUM query including a subscriber identifier. An ENUM database is identified among a plurality of non-identically provisioned ENUM databases based on the subscriber identifier. The ENUM query is routed to the identified ENUM database.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TEKELEC, INC.MORRISVILLE, NC122

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Marsico, Peter J Chapel Hill, NC 187 1319

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Patent Citation Ranking

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