Patent Number: 8,218,752

Title: On-demand call blocking service

Abstract: In a telecommunication system configured to provide a connection between a caller and a callee via a telephone network, wherein the telephone network is configured to connect the caller and the callee, a method for allowing the callee to prevent the caller from establishing the connection with the callee. The method includes receiving an instruction from the callee to prevent the caller from establishing the connection with the callee and identifying a first telephone number associated with the caller. The method also includes preventing one or more phone calls from the first telephone number from being forwarded to a second telephone number associated with the callee.

Inventors: Kirkpatrick; Mark (Conyers, GA)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

International Classification: H04M 3/436 (20060101); H04M 1/66 (20060101); H04M 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00