Comcast Wins $7.5 Million Trial Against Sprint

Philly company says rival was infringing on its patents.


Some good news for Comcast: The company has won a $.7.5 million trial against Sprint for patent infringement.

Bloomberg explains:

Comcast, which is seeking regulatory approval to buy rival Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion, sued Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint in 2012 in Wilmington, Delaware, alleging Sprint used its protected technology for methods of call-routing over the Internet and traditional phone lines.

Targeted in court papers were parts of Sprint functions such as Sprint Mobile Integration, which expands mobile-phone capabilities; the use of Google Voice for online voice mail; and Airave 2, which provides a boosted wireless signal.

But the Kansas City Business Journal says Comcast didn’t get everything it wanted: “The two companies faced off in a four-day federal jury trial in the U.S. District Court of Delaware, in which the largest U.S. cable company initially had asked for $16.5 million in damages.”