Court backs Sprint in $140M patent fight against Time Warner

A U.S. appeals court Friday upheld a lower court’s decision granting Sprint $140 million in its lawsuit against Time Warner Cable over patent infringement.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with the lower court’s ruling that there was sufficient evidence to support Sprint’s claim that Time Warner Cable violated five of its patents by using them without proper authorization. 

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The patents that were violated were regarding Sprint’s Voice over Internet Protocol technology, which enables the communication of voice messages and phone calls.

The lower court’s decision had been reached in 2017 and the case had first been filed in 2011.