Linex Technologies, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, Hewett-Packard, Aruba Network, Meru Networks and Ruckus Wireless. Linex alleges that all of the defendants have infringed on their patents covering MIMO over a wireless local area network, as defined in the IEEE 802.11n standard. The CEO of Linex once served as the President of the IEEE Communications Society. Linex has also brought a case against the defendants before the International Trade Commission.
About Linex Technologies
Linex Technologies, Inc., (Linex) a Delaware Corporation, has been developing visionary 3G/4G/LTE+ Systems Architecture since 1998. Linex is in the business of licensing its patented inventions.
Dr. Schilling is Chairman and CEO of Linex Technologies, Inc. Dr. Schilling was a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and then the City College of New York. He has authored / co-authored twelve textbooks, over 200 technical papers, and holds more than 150 patents primarily in the field of wireless Communications. He served as President of the IEEE Communications Society and was a member of the IEEE Board of Directors.
Two Counts of Infringement against Apple
Generally, Defendants' infringing products include wireless communication products that operate in a "multiple input, multiple output" ("MIMO") mode over a wireless local area network, as defined in the IEEE 802.11n standard.
On information and belief, the Apple products presently known to Linex that use MIMO and therefore infringe the Asserted Patents include the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and AirPort Extreme.
Investigation before the International Trade Commission
It is also noted in their formal complaint before the court that that they have instituted an investigation in the International Trade Commission against products manufactured by each Defendant that, upon information and belief, infringe the Asserted Patents to prevent the unlawful importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation by owners, importers, or consignees of these products.
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the California Northern District Court. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Howard R. Lloyd.
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