Wi-Fi patent troll hit with racketeering suit emerges unscathed

Posted by BernardSwiss on Feb 14, 2013 9:51 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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Innovatio deliberately avoided targeting the actual manufacturers of Wi-Fi equipment, preferring to sue end-users. But in October, Cisco, Netgear, and Motorola teamed up to file an 81-page lawsuit [PDF] seeking to shut down Innovatio's patent-trolling project once and for all. Not only were the patents invalid, but the suit alleged Innovatio's whole campaign was a violation of the RICO anti-racketeering law. That law is more commonly used against crime families than patent holders.

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