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Apple, HP, Dell, more sued over Bluetooth patent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Apr 2010 13:02 User comments (5)

Apple, HP, Dell, more sued over Bluetooth patent Wi-Lan, the Canadian technology licensing company, has sued Apple, HP, Dell and 16 other companies over a patent related to Bluetooth technology used in mobile phones.
The Canadian company says all 19 companies are infringing on their 1996 patent, which calls for a "method for frequency sharing and frequency punchout in frequency hopping communications network."

Wi-Lan is looking for monetary damages as well as "triple damage" for "willful" infringement.

None of the companies sued have commented yet.

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5 user comments

110.4.2010 23:10

I believe a team at the CSIRO in Australia fist developed wireless Technology, and blue tooth was a development from it.

211.4.2010 5:05

Doesn't matter it goes by who owns the patent.

An Australia and an German made penicillin in the UK but an amercian company patented the metod they came up with.

So going by the patents alone it'd be invented by an American company when that's not true.

311.4.2010 18:27

bluetooth according to wikpaedia was developed in 1994 by ericsson

so csiro and ericsson do the hardwork then wi-lan come in and file the patent

just like they did with the v-chip patent

these people are scum

412.4.2010 3:38

Originally posted by beanos66:
bluetooth according to wikpaedia was developed in 1994 by ericsson

so csiro and ericsson do the hardwork then wi-lan come in and file the patent

just like they did with the v-chip patent

these people are scum
Too right.

I'm so fed up with these time-wasting litergous scum.

516.4.2010 22:19

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by beanos66:
bluetooth according to wikpaedia was developed in 1994 by ericsson

so csiro and ericsson do the hardwork then wi-lan come in and file the patent

just like they did with the v-chip patent

these people are scum
Too right.

I'm so fed up with these time-wasting litergous scum.
Here here.

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