Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday December 28, 2015

Cisco Wins Patent Dispute Over WiFi Technology

After almost a decade, this case has finally come to a close. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that Cisco was not liable for patent infringement, reversing a $63M judgment imposed by the lower courts.

A U.S. appeals court on Monday cleared Cisco Systems Inc of infringing another company's wifi technology, reversing a near $64-million judgment against the networking equipment maker in the long-running patent dispute. After eight years of litigation that also included a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Cisco was not liable for directly infringing or inducing others to infringe the patent held by Commil USA LLC on a way to help spread wireless signals over a large area, where multiple access points are needed.

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