Spherix's Wholly Owned Subsidiary Sues AT&T Inc. and AT&T Mobility for
Infringement of Patent for Geolocation of Cell Phones in Second Cell Phone
Location Suit for Spherix
TYSONS CORNER, Va., Dec. 9, 2013
TYSONS CORNER, Va., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated(NASDAQ:
SPEX)--an intellectual property development company committed to the
fostering and monetization of intellectual property, announced today that its
wholly owned subsidiaryGuidance IP LLC filed suit on December 6, 2013 against
AT&T Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC (collectively "Defendants") for infringement
of Patent No. 5,719,584 entitled "System and Method for Determining the
Geolocation of a Transmitter."Guidance IP LLC is seeking monetary damages and
injunctive relief. This is the second suit by Spherix or its subsidiaries on
this patent. In August 2013 Guidance IP LLC sued T-Mobile claiming
infringement of this patent. The suit against T-Mobile is still pending.
The most recent complaint is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Texas, the residential jurisdiction for the corporate headquarters
of AT&T Inc.The technology relates to the location of cells phones on the
AT&T cell phone network and is only one of more than 200 patents owned by
Spherix. According to public filings, AT&T provides service to approximately
109 million customers through its network in the United States, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Anthony Hayes, Spherix CEO, stated, "Use of Spherix's intellectual property
without a license is unjust and we are committed to protecting the rights
afforded under the United States Constitution. The inventor of the '584
patent is working with Spherix to help protect this technology. When we
initially filed suit against T-Mobile on this patent, we advised that we were
continuing to evaluate other potential infringers. With the filing of this
suit against AT&T, we are executing on our previous statement. We will
continue to evaluate and identify whether other carriers are utilizing our
technologies without license."
Spherix Incorporated was launched in 1967 as a scientific research company.
Spherix is committed to advancing innovation by active participation in the
patent market. Spherix draws on portfolios of pioneering technology patents to
partner with and support product innovation.
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