24/05/2005

ElectricNews.net:News:Tech giants fight wireless patent

ElectricNews.net:News:Tech giants fight wireless patent

This could be bad news for Wireless networks if it goes through. It seems that Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation filed some patents for Wireless LAN technolody sometime after 1989 when ther research was carried out, and was awarded the patent in 1996.

Various companies, including Dell, HP, Apple, Microsoft, Netgear and Intel, have initiated legal action to have the patent overturned or they could be liable for patent infringment and have to pay fees to CSIRO.

Is this another Xerox looking for license fees (from Apple for their WIMP interface) long after the horse has bolted.
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