Frontier Hit With $210M Patent Suit Over FiOS Service

By Annie Pancak (June 1, 2018, 8:28 PM EDT) -- Frontier Communication Corp. was sued for more than $210 million in Texas federal court Thursday by data patent holder Blue Spike, which claims the communications company's FiOS TV service infringes 11 patents related to watermark embedding technologies.

Blue Spike alleges that Frontier's fiber-optic service, which Frontier acquired from Verizon Communications Inc. in California, Texas and Florida in 2015, directly and indirectly infringes patents for technologies that make it possible for data to move across a network. The patent-holding company says Frontier's willful use of the technologies without paying for them is unfair to the companies that "recognized the value and novelty"...

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