Sprint Slaps Mediacom With Patent Suit

Sprint is targeting Mediacom Communications in a lawsuit alleging that the cable operator has violated 13 Sprint patents tied to VoIP services, the Kansas City Business Journal reported.

Mediacom declined to comment on the suit, as it’s still reviewing the claim. Sprint filed the suit in a federal court in Delaware last Friday (December 1), the paper said, noting that Sprint is seeking damages yet to be determined along with a permanent injunction.

Sprint has had some success going after cable operators with patent suits. In October, Comcast disclosed in a 10-Q filing that it had paid $250 million to Sprint to settle a lawsuit stemming from claims that the MSO’s digital voice service was infringing on several Sprint patents.

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Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter Communications) lost its case with Sprint in a judgement handed down earlier this year. Sprint’s suit against Cable One was dismissed by the court in November 2016, according to court documents.

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