NuVox Counterclaim Nixed In Patent Spat With Sprint

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has thrown out a counterclaim filed by NuVox Communications Inc. in a patent fight over technology that allows calls to be made over the Internet, saying the telecommunications company failed to state a claim against plaintiff Sprint Nextel Corp.

On Monday, Judge John W. Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas agreed with Sprint's argument that NuVox's inequitable conduct counterclaim, filed under seal in September, was not viable.

NuVox’s counterclaim is based solely on an alleged failure to disclose...
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