CSIRO, HP Settle Wi-Fi Patent Suit

Law360 (March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. has become the second plaintiff to reach a settlement with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in a long-running patent suit over the technology behind wireless computer networks.

HP and CSIRO filed a joint motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday, announcing the settlement and asking the judge to dismiss all claims and counterclaims between them.

Apple Computer Inc. dropped out in December 2006 after a voluntary motion, leaving Microsoft Corp. and Netgear Inc. as the...
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