Wednesday, January 3rd 2007

Nokia, Samsung and Panasonic Sued Over Bluetooth

A U.S. research institute has sued Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Matsushita-owned Panasonic for violating a patent for Bluetooth technology, potentially putting the free wireless standard at risk. The Washington Research Foundation, which markets technology from the University of Washington, is seeking damages from the three mobile-phone makers for using a radio frequency receiver technology without paying royalties, according to court papers obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. Nokia, Samsung and Panasonic declined to comment the story.Source: Yahoo! News
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10 Comments on Nokia, Samsung and Panasonic Sued Over Bluetooth

#1
jocksteeluk
i have to say this case is one of sheer greed and i hope the three companies in question bankrupts the plaintiffs.
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow. Its lets sue everyone for anything. Hmm...now who can I go sue.....
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#3
ex_reven
sue me because i called you a bitch lol
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#4
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: malware
potentially putting the free wireless standard at risk. The Washington Research Foundation, which markets technology from the University of Washington, is seeking damages from the three mobile-phone makers for using a radio frequency receiver technology without paying royalties, according to court papers obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.
....wtf?
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#5
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
"A University of Washington scientist Edwin Suominen was awarded a patent in 1999 for "simplified high-frequency broadband tuner and tuning method."

Well if he has the right of way let him sue and get his money he deserves.
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#6
ktr
by: DaMulta
"A University of Washington scientist Edwin Suominen was awarded a patent in 1999 for "simplified high-frequency broadband tuner and tuning method."

Well if he has the right of way let him sue and get his money he deserves.
agreed...

to say that you made something and other major corps are making money off it while you sit there, i would sue also.
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#7
Benpi
bluetooth is ghey anyway. WiFi FTW!
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#8
ex_reven
how is bluetooth gay?
if it was pointless it wouldnt be used, it must have some sort of reason for existing.

Eg - reduction of interference with commercial transmissions???
- More secure due to low range???
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#9
OnBoard
by: DaMulta
"A University of Washington scientist Edwin Suominen was awarded a patent in 1999 for "simplified high-frequency broadband tuner and tuning method."
Hmm, he has a Finnish last name, literally. Suomi=Finland and nen is the ending found like in 50% Finnish surnames, like in mine too. Maybe his grandparents were fins. Would not suprise me as Pamela Anderson's grandfather is also from here :)
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ex_reven
by: OnBoard
Hmm, he has a Finnish last name, literally. Suomi=Finland and nen is the ending found like in 50% Finnish surnames, like in mine too. Maybe his grandparents were fins. Would not suprise me as Pamela Andersons grandfather is also from here :)
were her boobs also manufactured in Finland?
So much for german efficiency :laugh:
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