News by Dan Seifert on Friday September 02, 2011.
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WiLAN, a company often referred to as a "patent troll," has announced a new lawsuit against a number of technology companies claiming infringement on wireless patents that it holds. WiLAN is a Canadian-based patent holding company that has used litigation in the past to gain licensing deals.
The new lawsuit names Apple, Alcatel-Lucent, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HTC America, Kyocera International, Kyocera Communications, Novatel Wireless, and Sierra Wireless America as the defendants in the case. WiLAN claims that each defendant violates its patents on CDMA, HSPA, LTE, and Wi-Fi technologies.
As expected, the lawsuit was filed in the wild lands of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, a common district for patent litigation. Last year, WiLAN sued a number of the same companies claiming infringement on its Bluetooth patents. [WiLAN via PhoneScoop]
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