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Wi-LAN Sues 22 Companies over Wi-Fi Technology

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Wi-LAN Inc. has initiated litigation against 22 major companies in two actions. The firm has conducted litigation throughout the U.S. against the following companies: Acer Inc., Apple Inc., Atheros Communications Inc., Belkin International Inc., Best Buy Co. Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Buffalo Technology (USA) Inc., Circuit City Stores, Inc., Dell Inc., D-Link Corporation, Gateway Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Infineon Technologies AG, Intel Corporation, Lenovo Group Ltd., Marvell Semiconductor Inc., Netgear Inc., Sony Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Toshiba Corporation, Westell Technologies Inc., and 2Wire Inc. The suits have been commenced in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. In its filings, Wi-LAN claims that these companies have infringed and continue to infringe Wi-LAN’s U.S. patent nos. 5,282,222, RE37,802 and 5,956,323 by making and/or selling various products, including wireless routers, modems and personal notebook computers. These patents are related to Wi-Fi and to power consumption in DSL products.

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I knew something like this was going to surface sooner or later, this is part of why Patents hurt standards, and it is true that 802.11n is also at risk due to patents ( i don't know which ones, but the patents applied to electronics need some serous reform. )
 
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people just shouldn't pay, i am surprised any company pays attention to the Us patent office with the amount of idiotic patents they hand out.
 
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people just shouldn't pay, i am surprised any company pays attention to the Us patent office with the amount of idiotic patents they hand out.
Well, if you don't pay attention to them, some court somewhere will file an injunction against you, and your company will be shut down. Frivolous or not, the law is enforceable, not to mention the fact that most judges absolutely hate it when you ignore them. ;)
 

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Well, if you don't pay attention to them, some court somewhere will file an injunction against you, and your company will be shut down.
Not if you have a good lawyer. :laugh:
 

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<rofl> you're right pinchy. also, those are big name companies they are trying to sue. I dont see it working out well for Wi-LAN. Especially since Ive never heard of them!!!
 

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Why is Intel being sued for this and not Advanced Micro Devices?:wtf::wtf::wtf:

They probably just tried to name as many popular technology companies as they could so as to get the most money out of this.

I say HA to this and fat chance and No I won't wish you good luck either WI-LAN