SMS patent suit targets 131 companies

Technology Patents has filed a lawsuit against 131 companies that alleges they infringed on patents covering international text messaging. Technology Patents has named Microsoft, Yahoo, Motorola, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, AT&T and others in its suit. The company wants a permanent injunction against all infringing parties and to have all U.S. carriers shut down international text messaging capabilities and pay unspecified monetary damages. The two patents in question detail a method for delivering texts internationally by using the Internet as a packet-switched network to reach a broadcast mobile network in the destination country.

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