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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.

Filed Under: east texas, patents, wifi
Companies: 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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