Big River, Sprint Settle VoP Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Big River Telephone Co. LLC and Sprint Nextel Corp. have reached a settlement in their fight over patents for technology that allows phone calls to be made over the Internet.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas dismissed Sprint's patent suit and Big River's counterclaims Wednesday after the telecommunications companies filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice.

Under the terms of the settlement, Big River will shell out for a nonexclusive license for Sprint's “Voice Over Packet” patent portfolio, allowing Big River to...
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