FILE-In this file photo provided by Verizon Wireless on September 8, 2008, a link to The New York Times website is seen on a mobile phone. The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free: sending text messages with Web links to mobile phones. However, the technology was patented by inventor Richard J. Helferich, who filed an outline of how such a system would work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in September 1997. Since 2008, his company has filed 23 suits against companies. (AP Photo/Verizon Wireless, File)

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FILE-In this file photo provided by Verizon Wireless on September 8, 2008, a link to The New York Times website is seen on a mobile phone. The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free: sending text messages with Web links to mobile phones. However, the technology was patented by inventor Richard J. Helferich, who filed an outline of how such a system would work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in September 1997. Since 2008, his company has filed 23 suits against companies. (AP Photo/Verizon Wireless, File)
FILE-In this file photo provided by Verizon Wireless on September 8, 2008, a link to The New York Times website is seen on a mobile phone. The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free: sending text messages with Web links to mobile phones. However, the technology was patented by inventor Richard J. Helferich, who filed an outline of how such a system would work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in September 1997. Since 2008, his company has filed 23 suits against companies. (AP Photo/Verizon Wireless, File)
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