- On February 21, 2012, a Comcast subsidiary filed the second patent-infringement lawsuit in as many weeks against Sprint Nextel and certain Sprint affiliates. Comcast claims that Sprint’s mobile messaging services violate Comcast Patent No. 7,012,916 that covers a method and apparatus for accessing communication data relevant to a target entity by a number string. Comcast also claims that Sprint is violating its Patent No. 7,206,304 that covers a method and apparatus for determining a telephone number for accessing a target entity. Comcast also claims that Sprint is violating two more of its telecommunications-related patents (Nos. 7,903,641 and 6,873,694) through its Any Mobile, Anytime wireless plans. These suits come several months after Sprint sued Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, and Cable One for allegedly violating Sprint’s patents relating to VoIP telephony. Comcast IP Holdings I LLC v. Sprint Commc’ns Co. LP, No. 1:12-cv-00205 (D. Del.).
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- February 27 2012
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