AT&T, Sprint, Others Hit With Cell Phone Patent Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 1:45 PM EST) -- AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and other wireless communications heavyweights have been accused by patent-holding company Child Protect LLC of infringing two patents related to control communications between mobile devices.

California-based Child Protect LLC sued Sprint, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile USA LP and several of their affiliates in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday, seeking an injunction, monetary damages, and the impoundment and destruction of all infringing products.

The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Number 7,046,782, titled “Telephone call control...
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