Microsoft, Cos. Settle Wireless IP Spats With CSIRO

Law360, New York (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seven major technology companies — including Microsoft Corp. and Netgear Inc. — have settled long-running disputes with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia's national science research agency, over its wireless local area network patent.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday and Thursday signed off on motions to dismiss all claims between CSIRO and Netgear, Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Asus Computer International, Accton Technology Corp., SMC Networks Inc. and 3Com Corp. without prejudice....
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