Sprint Wants to Settle Patent Suit
Sprint Nextel of Reston is seeking to settle a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed against Paetec Holding Internet phone calling. Sprint sued Paetec, which focuses on corporate customers, and three other companies Jan. 24, accusing them of infringing six patents. Sprint is seeking cash from the companies as well as a court order preventing them from using the patented technology.
Separately, Sprint said it would continue to support Direct Connect, its Nextel-branded walkie-talkie network, which industry observers had speculated the company might shutter.