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1. WO2006024952 - METHOD OF OBTAINING CALLER INFORMATION IN A MOBILLE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREFORE

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What we claim is :

1. In a mobile terminal, a method of obtaining communication party identity information, the method comprising the steps of:
detecting an attempt from a remote communication party to establish communication over a mobile
telecommunications network;
determining, from the detected attempt, first identity information about the remote communication party;
searching a memory in the mobile terminal for certain additional identity information associated with said first identity information;
in the absence of such additional identity
information, transmitting from said mobile terminal an additional identity information request to a remote server using the mobile telecommunications network, said request including said first identity information as a search key;
receiving an additional identity information reply over the mobile telecommunications network; and
processing additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply to render it available to a user of the mobile terminal.

2. A method as defined in claim 1, the steps of the method being performed automatically without interaction with said user of the mobile terminal.

3. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said step of transmitting an additional identity information request is performed only upon command or confirmation from the user.

4. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said step of detecting an attempt to establish communication involves receiving an incoming telephone call.

5. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said step of detecting an attempt to establish communication involves receiving an incoming electronic message.

6. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said first identity information is a subscriber telephone number associated with said remote communication party.

7. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said additional identity information request and/or reply are/is communicated in the form of an electronic message,

8. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said additional identity information request and/or reply are/is communicated in the form of packet-switched data communication.

9. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said additional identity information request and/or reply are/is communicated in the form of circuit-switched data communication.

10. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said additional identity information contained in said
additional identity information reply includes name information about the remote communication party.

11. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said additional identity information contained in said
additional identity information reply includes name information and address information about the remote communication party.

12. A method as defined in claim 1, including the additional step of providing a user-configurable setting that specifies what type of additional identity information that is to be requested from said remote server.

13. A method as defined in claim 1, including the additional step of providing a user-configurable setting that specifies whether or not the steps of the method are to be performed automatically without interaction with said user.

14. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said step of processing additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply involves presentation on a display of said mobile
terminal .

15. A method as defined in claims 4 and 14, wherein the presentation is made in real time while said incoming telephone call is still not terminated.

16. A method as defined in claim 4, wherein said step of processing additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply involves updating a record in a telephone call list stored in said memory.

17. A method as defined in claim 5, wherein said step of processing additional identity information con-tained in said additional identity information reply involves updating a record in a message inbox stored in said memory.

18. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said step of processing additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply involves updating or creating a contact record stored in said memory and associated with said remote communication party.

19. A mobile terminal having a processing device, a memory and a wireless interface adapted for communication with a mobile telecommunications network, the processing device being adapted to
detect an attempt from a remote communication party to establish communication through the wireless inter-face;
determine, from the detected attempt, first identity information about the remote communication party;
search the memory for certain additional identity information associated with said first identity informa-tion;
in the absence of such additional identity information, transmit through said wireless interface an additional identity information request to a remote server, said request including said first identity information as a search key;
receive, through said wireless interface, an additional identity information reply; and
process additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply to render it available to a user of the mobile terminal.

20. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, the processing device being adapted to perform the steps specified in claim 19 automatically without interaction with said user.

21. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, the processing device being adapted to perform the step of transmitting an additional identity information request only upon command or confirmation from the user.

22. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein detecting an attempt to establish communication involves receiving an incoming telephone call.

23. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein detecting an attempt to establish communication involves receiving an incoming electronic message.

24. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein said first identity information is a subscriber telephone number associated with said remote communication party.

25. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein said additional identity information request and/or reply are/is communicated in the form of an electronic message.

26. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein said additional identity information request and/or reply are/is communicated in the form of packet-switched data communication.

27. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein said additional identity information request and/or reply are/is communicated in the form of circuit-switched data communication.

28. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein said additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply includes name information about the remote communication party.

29. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein said additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply includes name information and address information about the remote communication party.

30. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, the processing device further being adapted to
provide a user-configurable setting that specifies what type of additional identity information that is to be requested from said remote server.

31. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, the processing device further being adapted to
provide a user-configurable setting that specifies whether or not the steps specified in claim 19 are to be performed automatically without interaction with said user.

32. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein processing additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply involves presentation on a display of said mobile terminal.

33. A mobile terminal as defined in claims 22 and 32, wherein the presentation is made in real time while said incoming telephone call is still not terminated.

34. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 22, wherein processing additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply involves updating a record in a telephone call list stored in said memory.

35. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 23, wherein processing additional identity information con-tained in said additional identity information reply involves updating a record in a message inbox stored in said memory.

36. A mobile terminal as defined in claim 19, wherein processing additional identity information contained in said additional identity information reply involves updating or creating a contact record stored in said memory and associated with said remote communication party.