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Intellectual Ventures Hits AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile with Suits

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Feb 16, 2012, 10:58 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Intellectual Ventures, a patent-holding firm based in Bellevue, Wash., has filed lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA. In the lawsuit, Intellectual Ventures alleges that the three wireless network operators are infringing on 12 patents. "The wireless communications networks of AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile use a variety of important technologies covered by Intellectual Ventures' patents. We previously attempted to discuss licensing options with each of these companies, but none were responsive, said Intellectual Ventures' litigation counsel Melissa Finocchio in a statement. It is seeking unspecified damages.

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Feb 16, 2012, 11:10 AM


I'd be curious to see the outcome of this.
all i have to say is it is about time one of the small guys fire back. GOOD LUCK!

Feb 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

The Patent Mafia

I highly recommend people listen to the "American Life" expose on this slimebag company. Regardless of how you feel about the messed up state of software patents, these guys are straight up scum.
Seems like so many companies simply are simply think tanks that file hundreds of thousands of patents, then do nothing with them except wait for someone to 'infringe' upon them so they can sue.
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