Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v. Lenovo (United States) Inc. et al

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al

HPC represented the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (“CSIRO”) in patent litigation related to its groundbreaking research in the area of wireless networking technology.

CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency with facilities across Australia. It holds U.S. Patent No. 5,487,069, entitled “Wireless LAN,” which describes technology used to allow devices to communicate over a wireless local area network (WLAN) by means of radio wave transmission. The claims cover fundamental aspects of the IEEE 802.11a, g and n standards, which are commonly referred to as Wi-Fi. The use of Wi-Fi in laptops, smartphones and other devices around the world has grown exponentially in recent years.

HPC represented CSIRO in a series of patent infringement suits asserting that Broadcom, Atheros, Lenovo, T-Mobile, Sony Corporation, Verizon, Acer, and AT&T infringed CSIRO’s patent by selling wireless LAN products. The parties settled shortly before trial on terms very favorable to CSIRO.

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