View Full Version : Righthaven Not the Worst? Device Manufacturers of Wifi, WiMax, BT, Cable Modems Sued.

12-01-2010, 04:37 AM
"Wi-Lan really is the patent troll that just keeps on suing. You may recall that the company -- which once was an operating company that totally failed in the market, because it was unable to execute -- has since become one of the nastier patent trolls out there, suing everyone it possibly can. Years back, it claimed that it had patents that covered the basics behind WiFi. After that, it claimed patents on mobile broadband offerings, like WiMax. It's also sued over patents on mobile devices and near-field Bluetooth technology.

And it's not stopping there. Its latest move is to sue a bunch of cable firms for violating patents with their cable modems. Basically, if you offer any kind of networking, expect to have to pay some sort of tax to this company that couldn't hack it in the marketplace. Is that how the patent system was supposed to work?"

Article written by Mike Masnick of TechDirt.

Article link: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101122/13032311975/wi-lan-just-keeps-suing-says-cable-modems-infringe-its-patents-too.shtml

12-01-2010, 04:44 AM
In related news, Mr. Masnick reports the SCOTUS will hear a patent case appeal by Microsoft which may make it more difficult for patent trolls.