Cisco, HP Sue Patent Holder Over Wi-Fi Litigation Blitz

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT) -- Cisco Systems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. went to court Wednesday on behalf of their customers, filing separate lawsuits against a so-called patent troll that lodged dozens of infringement suits earlier this year against hotel and coffee chains that offer Wi-Fi Internet access.

The two companies want rulings that three patents held by Innovative Wireless Solutions LLC — a nonpracticing entity that filed 41 patent infringement lawsuits in April against Starbucks Corp. and many other smaller end-users of Cisco and HP wireless routers — are either invalid,...
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