WiLAN brings lawsuit for Bluetooth patent infringement

April 12, 2010

Canada’s WiLAN has filed a lawsuit against 31 major companies, accusing them of infringing on its patented Bluetooth technology.

The patent, US Patent No 5,515,369, is a system which prevents Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals interfering with each another on mobile phones and laptops.

The companies accused by WiLAN of patent infringement include major names such as Apple, Dell, HP, Intel, Acer, Belkin, Broadcom and Toshiba.

Wi-Lan is seeking unspecified compensatory damages, as well triple damages for “willful” infringement.

The company already has a number of lawsuits ongoing regarding Wi-Fi and WiMAX.


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