Sprint Hits Cable Corps with Patent Lawsuit
Sprint has filed individual lawsuits against Cable One, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner claiming that the companies are violating its patents. There are 12 patents in total, covering how phone calls are transmitted over digital lines. One of the listed patents scored Sprint an $80 million licensing settlement from Vonage in 2007. According to the suit, Sprint believes the cable companies "have realized the great value in this technology and have misappropriated it without Sprint's permission." The lawsuits were filed in Kansas City.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Huawei Sues Samsung Over Patents
Huawei has filed lawsuits against Samsung in the U.S. and China, alleging the smartphone maker is using its patented technology without permission.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Apple's Patent Consortium to Sell 4,000 Patents for $900M
Rockstar Consortium, a patent-holding company headed by Apple, has agreed to sell more than 4,000 mobile patents for about $900 million. Apple and partners Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony paid $4.5 billion for more than 6,000 patents from Nortel four years ago in order to help protect against litigation.