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Bandspeed sues Sony, Nintendo and Apple in patent dispute

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Aug 2009 13:01 User comments (11)

Bandspeed sues Sony, Nintendo and Apple in patent dispute The creators of the PlayStaion 3 (PS3) and Wii consoles, and the iPhone, have been handed yet another patent dispute complaint, this time from a company called Bandspeed. The company filed a lawsuit in the Western District Court of Texas last week. It claims that the manner in which the said products handle wireless communication channels infringes on two of its patents.
The first patent was issued in 2006 and details a method for a device to select a wireless channel to facilitate communication based on performance, which the second patent, issued on August 4, 2009, details managing the channels, again based on performance. Bandspeed describes itself as the "leader in next-generation Wi-Fi management."

The company alleges that Apple, Nintendo and Sony's products are infringing its patents, and is seeking damages from the court and a permanent injunction to prevent continued violation.

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11 user comments

113.8.2009 13:38

What's real sad is that in this country "Sue" used to be a name...now it's a verb.

So if I have an idea one day, all I have to do is have a patent taken out on said idea. Then wait till some big company can actually use this "idea" to make money. Then sue?

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213.8.2009 13:54

Maybe I didn't read it right but I are these guys suing these 3 companies because of online abilities?

Well, why aren't they suing phone companies or even Microsoft for the 360?

I've most likely read this wrong though.

313.8.2009 13:56

No! ideas can't be patented,there's a bit more involved than that..lol..if memory serves you have to have a working model & list cetain or all aspects for the patent application or some sort of blue print.

413.8.2009 14:01

@kikzm33z, its more about methods of benchmarking wireless channels and selecting/using them based on that, so it deals with the technical part of establishing wireless communication used by the devices.

513.8.2009 14:19
varnull
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Don't even have an idea.. just steal something that has existed for 15+ years.. the US patent office will allow a patent on it... thomson didn't invent mp3.. so why do they have the patent??.. US patent office..........

I'm going to patent the idea of using a biological optical device for observing things.. I have a pair of working models... pay up suckers.

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613.8.2009 17:18

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which the second patent, issued on August 4, 2009

The second patent they mention was issued a little over a week ago. I don't see how that patent could possibly have any validity in a case against a product that has been out for years now.

The fact they would even mention the second patent in their case just makes this whole thing scream "hey I'm a patent troll".

714.8.2009 14:23

utterly ridiculous. these dudes should be ashamed. This shit makes me sick.

814.8.2009 19:38

Originally posted by varnull:
I'm going to patent the idea of using a biological optical device for observing things.. I have a pair of working models... pay up suckers.
HEY I have those also I bet I got mine first Im gonna sue you now.

914.8.2009 20:53

Quote:
Originally posted by varnull:
I'm going to patent the idea of using a biological optical device for observing things.. I have a pair of working models... pay up suckers.
HEY I have those also I bet I got mine first Im gonna sue you now.
lol

1014.8.2009 21:55

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by varnull:
I'm going to patent the idea of using a biological optical device for observing things.. I have a pair of working models... pay up suckers.
HEY I have those also I bet I got mine first Im gonna sue you now.
lol
I'm going to counter sue for damages... you see I have a braille computer which makes me optically sensitive.
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1115.8.2009 21:38

Is it near the silly season again. I think when it comes to somethings like frequency etc something should just remain universal and should be left alone stop trying to find the quick buck.
This is just wasting more money than making it.

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