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WiLan Hits Apple, HTC, Kyocera, Others with Patent Suit

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Sep 2, 2011, 7:50 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

WiLan, a Canadian patent-licensing firm, today announced that it has initiated legal proceedings against a number of technology companies over patent infringement. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, names Apple, Alcatel-Lucent, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HTC America, Kyocera International, Kyocera Communications, Novatel Wireless, and Sierra Wireless America as the defendants. According to WiLan each of the companies is infringing upon two patents, one pertains to CDMA and HSPA, and the other pertains to LTE and Wi-Fi. Patent litigation has become an oft-used tool to generate income.


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Sep 2, 2011, 1:40 PM


This is going to reach critical mass
Eventually, they'll all block each other from making phones at all and we'll be stuck in a technological rut with old phones and no new ones to replace them.
...Apple will countersue because they have a patent on suing other companies for patent infringement!
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