by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
injunction, patents, wifi

buffalo, csiro

Court Lifts Injunction On WiFi Devices In Patent Dispute

from the a-little-bit-of-good-news dept

We've been following the story of how CSIRO, an Australian gov't agency, has claimed a patent on WiFi for years. Last year, we were pretty surprised that a judge not only sided with CSIRO in a case against Buffalo Technology, but issued an injunction, barring the company from selling its WiFi equipment. This was despite the recent Supreme Court decision that said patent injunctions should only be issued in certain circumstances (in the past, it was quite common to issue injunctions). The case is now being reviewed, and the good news is that a court has at least temporarily lifted the injunction while the court reviews whether or not the patent is even valid. This case could have a huge impact on a series of other cases that CSIRO has filed against pretty much everyone offering WiFi equipment.

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    Les from aus, 14 Dec 2008 @ 6:21pm


    I live in australia and sometimes i dont want to be here. Luckily technology aside its a great place to live... and look at all the fun we get to have trying to work around our elected government just to get something decent/effective tech wise :P

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