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Mobile Phone Companies Hit With $128M In Damages In Patent Suit

Law360 (May 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury in a Massachusetts federal court has ordered a prepaid cellular phone service company and four carriers to pay $128 million in damages to an Arizona company for infringing patents for a system to provide prepaid service.

After a 12-week trial and four days of deliberations, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that Boston Communications Group and four wireless carriers jointly infringed two U.S. patents held by Freedom Wireless Inc.

The jury awarded Freedom Wireless approximately $128 million...
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