Sprint Slams 4 Cable Cos. With VoP Patent Suits

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 6:33 PM ET) -- Sprint Communications Company LP launched separate suits against Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., Cox Communications Inc. and Cable One Inc. Monday in Kansas federal court over alleged infringement of patents that allow users to make phone calls over the Internet.

The wireless telecommunications company alleges that the companies and their subsidiaries sold phone services that violated 12 of its voice-over-packet patents, which facilitate the transfer of data, such as voice messages, phone calls and faxes, over packet networks like the Internet.

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