Acacia Targets Wi-Fi Hotspot Operators With Newly Purchased Patent Rights

Law360, New York (October 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Acacia Technologies, the intellectual property holding company behind a slew of controversial licensing claims for its streaming-media patents, has set its sights on Wi-Fi hotspot operators with demands for licensing fees for a newly purchased patent.

The company has sent out warning letters to Wi-Fi hotspot operators, demanding that they pay at least $1,000 a year to avoid a lawsuit for patent infringement.

The company says it is enforcing a patent it says covers the technology behind so-called “gateway page redirection,” the methods that wireless ISPs,...
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