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22 Tech Cos., Retailers Sued Over Wi-Fi Patents

Law360 (November 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A publicly traded Canadian licensing company has targeted 22 of the world's largest computer chip manufacturers, equipment vendors and electronics retailers for allegedly violating patents related to wireless computer connections and power consumption in digital subscriber line, or DSL, products.

Ottawa-based Wi-LAN Inc. filed two lawsuits on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas accusing companies including Apple Inc., Best Buy Co. Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp. and Sony Corp. of infringing patents through their manufacture or sale of wireless routers,...
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