Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wi-LAN Sues Everybody!

Reuters has the story here. "Wi-LAN said on Thursday it has initiated litigation against 22 technology companies in two actions claiming patent infringement." Wi-LAN is suing: Acer, Apple, Atheros, Belkin, Best Buy, Broadcom, Buffalo Tech, Circuit City, Dell, D-Link, Gateway, HP, Infineon, Intel, Lenovo, NetGear, Sony, TI, Toshiba, Westell and 2Wire.

This is the profile of Wi-LAN from Reuters:

Wi-LAN Inc. develops, acquires and licenses a range of intellectual property that drives products providing access in wireless and wireline telecommunications markets. Some of its fundamental technologies include code division multiple access (CDMA), wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), worldwide interoperability for microwave access, Inc. (WiMAX) and asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL). During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, Wi-LAN restructured its operations into a pure play intellectual property (IP) licensing business, and sold its products and engineering services businesses. The Libra 5800 product line was sold to GIL Technology Co. Ltd.; the Ultima 3, VIP and LIBRA MX product lines were sold to EION Wireless Inc., and the Til-Tek antenna business was sold to a subsidiary of Kavveri Telecom Products Limited.

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