Patents

by Mike Masnick


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east texas, patents, wifi

Companies:
wi-lan



Now Wi-Lan Sues Everyone Over Bluetooth Patents

from the what's-next? dept

Remember Wi-Lan? The failed Canadian company reinvented itself as a patent nuisance, claiming that WiFi violated its patents, leading to it suing a bunch of companies all at once. That strategy seems to be working, so now its claiming that Bluetooth also violates Wi-Lan patents and has sued another 19 companies for infringement. The list includes Apple, Dell, Intel, HP and others. And, of course, the lawsuit was filed in East Texas -- and Wi-Lan is claiming willful infringement, demanding treble damages. Same story, different day.

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Apr 2010 @ 4:51am

    Which of these companies actualy has a presence in east texass?

    Apple, Dell, Intel, HP
    or Wi-Lan

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Apr 2010 @ 4:51am

    and notice the prior art

    "In the US, the FCC first made unlicensed spread spectrum available in rules adopted on May 9, 1985."

    but this is East Texas you're talking about cowboy, so prior art doesn't matter.

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    NAMELESS.ONE, 9 Apr 2010 @ 6:12am

    haha on americans

    your own system biting you in the arse again

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      Dark Helmet (profile), 9 Apr 2010 @ 6:19am

      Re: haha on americans

      Okay, I've tried to ignore this for as long as possible, but I'm jacked up on Starbucks and Camels.

      Attention no-talent assclown: America is a divided nation. On any given topic, you have maybe 60% of a majority in any given direction. We also have a storied tradition here of people who are smart enough to love and respect their land and country while still recognizing its problems. Your constant insults at America are stupid, not because America is oh-so-better than anyone else, but because EVERY country has problems. That we have been the 400 lb. gorilla with some idiot leaders recently puts us in the spotlight, but we are by no means the worst nation, the Great Satan, or any of the rest of the meaningless drivel that gets tossed around about us.

      Besides the real evils out there that control all this crap aren't really American, or of any other nation for that matter. They're international allegiance-less crooks.

      Ease up on the anti-America garbage. Like the Catholic Church, you can disagree w/our idealogy, you can point it out when we screw the pooch (which we definitely do at times), but we still do far more good than bad in this world....

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Apr 2010 @ 8:48am

    Ironic, their a Canadian company, where in Canada dumped it's idea patents last year. They couldn't be sued in CA (for silly patents like the ones they hold) even if they did actually make something...

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    kellythedog (profile), 9 Apr 2010 @ 10:35am

    where are they now

    I re read the posts from the similar article Nov 2007, where Mike was trying to inform posters about why this process was not perhaps the best choice. I wonder where all of them are now on this latest revision.

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