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Bluetooth vendors face major patent battle
|05 февраля 2007|
Now, it appears, it is the turn of Bluetooth vendors to become anxious and gloomy. The University of Washington's patent-licensing unit (called the Washington Research Foundation, or WRF) has sued four electronics vendors--Nokia, Samsung, Matsushita and Panasonic of North America—which incorporate Bluetooth chips made by CSR into their products. The WRF holds patents created by an undergraduate at the school, and the Huskies claim that CSR chips infringe on these patents. Note that WRF has a licensing agreement with Broadcom, one of CSR's competitors.
The Seattle Times reports that the patents were developed in the mid-1990s, but that one of them was not filed until 2003, and was granted only in October 2006. The Bluetooth SIG's members agreed to cross-license technology, but WRF is outside that process.
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