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AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile Sued For Patent Infringement

by Todd Haselton | February 16, 2012February 16, 2012 1:45 pm PDT

Lawsuit Gavel

Intellectual Ventures, a firm that “creates and sustains a market for invention through long-term and large-scale investment of time, talent, and capital,” has filed a lawsuit against AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile accusing each of the carriers of infringing on 12 of its patents.

“The wireless communications networks of AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile use a variety of important technologies covered by Intellectual Ventures’ patents,” Intellectual Ventures’ Chief Litigation Counsel Melissa Finocchio said. “We previously attempted to discuss licensing options with each of these companies, but none were responsive. We filed a complaint for infringement today in the U.S. District Court of Delaware to get these three companies on a course toward compensating IV for the value of the inventions they use in delivering their wireless services.”

The company is seeking damages plus interest from each of the carriers. Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T were not immediately available for comment.

[Via Phone Scoop]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...