Sprint Settles With Acacia Unit Over GPS Tracking

Law360, New York (January 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. has become the fourth company to settle patent infringement claims asserted by a unit of Acacia Research Corp. over fleet management technology that combines wireless communication with GPS tracking.

Telematics Corp. announced on Wednesday that it had settled claims against Sprint Nextel in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Terms of the deal were confidential and not disclosed.

The suit involves four patents for systems and methods of displaying mobile vehicle information on a map....
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