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Tuesday, 18 September 2007 08:03

TGIP wins patent infringement verdict

Written by David Stellmack
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Also wins Verizon settlement



AT&T Inc. lost a jury trial in a patent infringement case in U.S. District Court brought by TGIP, Inc. and as a result has been ordered by the Court to pay $156 million to TGIP. 

The case was based on two patents reportedly owned by TGIP that pertained to activation of telephone calling cards.  The jury also found that AT&T had “willfully” infringed upon TGIP’s patents, which means that the verdict is subject to “treble” (i.e., 3x the amount) damages, making the total verdict against AT&T worth $468 million.

AT&T announced that it would appeal the verdict.  The legal action was filed against AT&T Corporation in 2006 prior to its merger with SBC, when it became AT&T Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc. confirmed that it had settled out of court with TGIP, Inc. to avoid going to trial over allegations similar to those lodged against AT&T. The amount of the settlement and any other details were not available.

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