Jury Finds Comcast Infringed Sprint Patents, Awards $28M

By Matt Chiappardi (February 6, 2015, 11:54 AM EST) -- A Delaware federal jury found Friday that units of Comcast Corp. infringed on a Sprint Corp. unit's patents related to fiber optic data delivery and awarded Sprint the full amount of the nearly $28 million in damages it was seeking.

After deliberating for less than a full day at the federal courthouse in Wilmington, the eight-person jury came back with the decision that Sprint had indeed proved infringement on two patents, the total number at issue in the one-week trial, and awarded the company $27.6 million in damages.

After the verdict was read, Sprint attorney B. Trent Webb of Shook Hardy...

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