KCK jury hands Sprint $139.8 million verdict against Time Warner Cable

A federal jury in Kansas City, Kan., awarded Sprint $139.8 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against Time Warner Cable on Friday.

Sprint had sued Time Warner in 2011, arguing that the cable company had infringed on a number of patents that dealt with handling telephone calls through data networks rather than expensive traditional switching equipment.

In its lawsuit, Sprint had said Time Warner Cable infringed on its patents in part with it offerings of “digital home phone” and “business class phone” services.

On Friday, the jury agreed with Sprint and awarded the damages, according to the jury verdict filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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