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Apple sued for wireless communications technology used in laptops


Another day, another lawsuit. Apple, HP and three other companies have been sued by Linex Technologies for patent infringement involving wireless communications used in laptop computers.

The May 6 complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, which has the power to block imports of products found to infringe patents, notes “Bloomberg” ( Linex also filed suit in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, the same day, seeking cash compensation, the article adds.

Linex, a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based licenser of technology, claims two of its patents cover inventions used in the standard for wireless communication, including a way to limit the fading of signal strength in buildings. The complaint cites Apple’s MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Airport Extreme and Time Capsule products.

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