Alltel Gets Wires Crossed Over Mobile E-Mail Patents

Law360, New York (May 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patent-holding company NTP Inc. has added Alltel Corp. to its hit list of wireless communications companies to sue for allegedly infringing patents that allow mobile devices to send and receive e-mail. The suit was filed despite the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's rejection of all asserted claims for the patents.

NTP filed the infringement suit on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, claiming that Alltel violated eight patents that allow e-mails to be sent via radio frequencies to and from...
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