AT&T Must Pay $166 Million in Damages For Infringing Mobile Patents Jury Rules





AT&T Trucks

According to a ruling from earlier this week, AT&T Mobility LLC must pay $166.3 million in damages for violating Finesse Wireless LLC’s patents. This affects but AT&T’s LTE and 5G networks that ran on Nokia’s stations.

At issue here, are how AT&T’s networks reduced wireless-signal interference using technology owned by Finesse, according to a report from Reuters.

AT&T and Nokia have released a statement saying they disagree with the verdict and are considering an appeal.

Recently Finesse settled a similar dispute with DISH’s Ericsson Inc and Verizon Wireless last year. AT&T has decided to fight this instead of settling like some of its competitors have.

This fight is likely far from over. For now, we will need to wait and see what happens next, but as the network build-out for 5G, fights like this are going to become more common.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.