Starbucks, Marriott Sued In WiFi Hotspot Patent Blitz

Law360, Los Angeles (April 24, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp., Marriott International Inc. and Wyndham Hotel Group LLC are just a few of the hotel operators and dining establishments targeted by Innovative Wireless Solutions LLC in a round of suits launched Wednesday over patents related to wireless hotspot access.

Innovative Wireless' suits, filed in Texas federal court, allege that Starbucks, Marriott and at least 25 other companies infringed three of its patents by using an IEEE 802.11 wireless network that includes a wireless access point connected to an Ethernet network.

Innovative Wireless says the...
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