Another day, another lawsuit. Apple and other companies, including HP, are being sued by a company called Linex Technologies for patent infringement. The company accuses Apple of violating two of its patents related to the design and implementation of antennas.
Both patents refer to a plurality of signals sent and received wirelessly with a number of antennas, reports “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com). The accused Apple products cited in the complaint are the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule, the article adds.
“Defendants’ Accused Products infringe the asserted claims by receiving and processing multiple spatial streams using multiple receive antennas,” the complaint reads. The lawsuit was filed with the International Trade Commission.
Linex, a Florida company that licenses wireless technologies, also filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the District of Delaware against the same companies (which include Aruba Networks, Meru Networks and Ruckless Wireless). In that suit it is asking for monetary damages for the violation of its patents.
— Dennis Sellers