Sprint lost litigation in location privacy patents case

Sprint lost litigation in location privacy patents case
U.S. Law firm Dovel & Luner LLP today announced that a Los Angeles jury has found wireless operator Sprint Nextel liable for infringing two patents owned by California company Enovsys LLC. The jury returned its verdict late Friday, May 16, 2008, and awarded Enovsys past damages of $2.78 million.

The patents relate to a privacy system used to protect and manage the disclosure of the precise location of a user’s cell phone. Enovsys had alleged that Sprint Nextel’s wireless networks use the patents in managing location-based services.

Inventors Mundi Fomukong and Denzil Chesney applied for the first of the patents in 1997. Enovsys is an intellectual property holding company privately held by inventor Fomukong.

Tuesday, May 20th 2008

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