NTP sues Apple, Google and Microsoft over wireless patents


NTP sues Apple, Google and Microsoft over wireless patents

Warwick Ashford

Mobile communications firm NTP has filed patent infringement cases against Apple, Google and Microsoft.

NTP won $612m from BlackBerry maker Research in Motion in a similar patent infringement lawsuit.

NTP said it is also planning to sue Motorola, HTC and LG over patents covering wireless e-mail transmissions, according to the Financial Times.

The cases were filed in a US federal court in Virginia where NTP was victorious over RIM in a jury trial four years ago.

The new cases do not seek a specific amount of damages but settlement negotiator for NTP, Ron Epstein, said the judge in the RIM case had decreed NTP was entitled to royalties of 5.7% of the revenue from the hardware at issue.

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