Holiday Inn Parent Sued Over Wireless Patent

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Linksmart Wireless Technology LLC, which has previously accused numerous major companies of infringing one of its patents for Wi-Fi technology, has added the parent of Holiday Inn to its list of targets.

Linksmart filed suit against InterContinental Hotels Group Resources Inc. Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Like Linksmart's previous suits against other companies, the suit accuses the hotel company of infringing a single patent by offering guests “wireless Internet access systems which utilize captive portal techniques to block and/or...
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