Mosaid Technologies sues tech companies over Wi-Fi patents

March 17 - Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:44pm EDT

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March 17 - (Reuters) - Mosaid Technologies Inc filed a suit against several technology companies, including Intel Inc, Dell Inc and Research in Motion, for what it called patents violations of its Wi-Fi technology.

"We believe that all companies offering products that implement the Wi-Fi standard require a license to our wireless patents," Mosaid's Chief Executive John Lindgren said in a statement.

The suit was filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, the Canadian technology licensing firm said in a statement.

The lawsuit also named AsusTek Computer Inc, Atheros Communications and CSR plc, among others.

Shares of Ontario-based company closed at C$29.04 on Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

(Reporting by Aftab Ahmed in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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Isthmus wrote:
Great, another patent squatter trying to claim that a widely used standard belongs to them and that everyone everywhere owes them money. every time I read about tech companies and patent squatters suing each other I have to wonder how on earth is there ever any technological progress. Oy!

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