Mobile Phone Cos. Sued Over Messaging Patents

Law360, New York (March 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Major cellular phone manufacturers and providers, such as Motorola Inc., LG Electronics Inc. and T-Mobile USA Inc., have been hit with lawsuits over picture- and video-messaging patents owned by a man whose inventions have been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution.

Intellect Wireless Inc., a patent-holding company founded by Daniel Henderson, filed its first suit on Feb. 28 against network providers T-Mobile, United States Cellular Corp., Virgin Mobile USA Inc. and Helio Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The plaintiff, with...
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