HP Unit, MetroPCS Settle Prepaid Phone Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. unit Electronic Data Systems Corp. has reached a settlement with MetroPCS Communications Inc., one of a number of cell phone companies EDS sued for allegedly infringing a pair of patents that cover prepaid phone service.

EDS and MetroPCS moved to dismiss all claims between them with prejudice pursuant to a settlement and patent license option agreement on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The motion said that the companies would bear their own costs in the litigation, but...
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