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Comcast Wins $7.5 Million in Patent Jury Trial With Sprint

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Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. cable company, won $7.5 million in damages from wireless carrier Sprint Corp. for infringing telecommunications patents after a four-day federal jury trial. Comcast had asked for $16.5 million.

Comcast, which is seeking regulatory approval to buy rival Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion, sued Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint in 2012 in Wilmington, Delaware, alleging Sprint used its protected technology for methods of call-routing over the Internet and traditional phone lines.