Sprint Found In Violation of Prism Patents
Sprint was found culpable of infringing on two patents held by Prism Technologies. The patents in question pertain to accessing protected computer resources and were used by Sprint in its "Simply Everything" and "Everything Data" plans, according to Prism. Sprint was ordered to pay a fine of $30 million. Sprint rejects the decision and said it will appeal. "We believe the evidence is clear that Sprint does not infringe the patent. Sprint plans to pursue post-trial motions," said Roni Singleton, a spokeswoman for Sprint, in a statement provided to RCR Wireless. Prism has similar cases pending against T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and U.S. Cellular.
LG today announced the V60 ThinQ 5G with LG Dual Screen. Its specs are flagship-level, but not quite as top-end as past V-series phones.
Jan 10, 2020
CAT's latest rugged phone for the US market is the S32. It's a bit more affordable than past models at $349.
The FCC has announced proposed fines totaling over $200 million against the nation's top four wireless carriers for selling customers' location data to third parties for years with little regard for customers' privacy or consent. T-Mobile is being fined $91 million, AT&T: $57 million, Verizon: $48 million, and Sprint; $12 million.
Nov 7, 2019
T-Mobile today announced plans to offer three new programs offering 5G service for free to certain groups, or cheaply for everyone else. The company is promising to launch the programs when and if it is allowed to merge with Sprint.
Feb 11, 2020
A multi-state anti-trust lawsuit to stop the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile has failed. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement saying "There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation, which is why the states stepped up and led this lawsuit.
Am I the only one that bothers to actually read patents?
"Method of and device for attracting aquatic life forms using bubble and sound formation in an aquatic environment"?
I knew something was slowing down their network, its underwater battery powered bubble makers. I'll leave the relative stupidity of that patent out of this, but everyone is using this patent number in articles everywhere.
Its obviously not the right one, since the troll's, I mean Plaintiffs other "patent" 8,127,345 is a total BS drown-the-approver-with-seventy-pages-of-high ly-technical-reference for a non-innovative non-unique way of logging into a secured system through a network.
But some companies rolled over and ponied up the extortion money, so now everyone has to, or...