Prism says Federal Circuit rejects rehearing for Sprint

Prism Technologies Group, Inc. said the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected a request by Sprint Spectrum LP, doing business as Sprint PCS, for a rehearing of Sprint’s appeal of the patent infringement verdict in favor of its subsidiary, Prism Technologies LLC.

“In June 2015, a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska found that the accused Sprint network systems and methods infringe multiple claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,387,155 and 8,127,345 and Prism LLC was awarded trial damages of $30 million,” said Prism Technologies Group.

“Prism LLC was also awarded $2 million in prejudgment interest and will be entitled to post-judgment interest in an amount to be determined.”

Prism Technologies Group said the Federal Circuit will issue its mandate on May 15, 2017, transferring jurisdiction of the case back to the District Court.

Sprint has until August 7, 2017 to appeal the case to the US Supreme Court, which is not obligated to accept the appeal, Prism Technologies Group said.