EDS Sues Mobile Phone Cos. Over Prepay Patents

Law360, New York (February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Electronic Data Systems is suing cellular phone companies Virgin Mobile USA Inc., TracFone Wireless Inc. and MetroPCS Communications Inc. for allegedly infringing two prepaid phone service patents.

EDS filed suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, seeking an injunction from further alleged infringement, treble damages and attorneys' fees. Other defendants are Cricket Communications Inc., a subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, and Online Wireless Inc., which does business as Page Plus Cellular.

The suit alleges that the defendants infringed EDS' patents...
To view the full article, register now.