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Sprint sues cable companies part of Verizon deal

Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), the third- largest U.S. wireless operator, accused Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC)Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)and two other cable-TV companies of infringing patents related to transmitting phone calls over digital lines.

Sprint filed separate lawsuits today in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, against Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cable One Inc. and Cox Communications Inc. Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint claims the companies are using technology it patented in the 1990s for transmission of voice data packets.

Full Story: Sprint Sues Time Warner, Comcast Over Digital Phone Technology