updated 03:55 pm EDT, Wed August 12, 2009
Wi-Fi suit targets Apple
A business based in Austin, Texas has filed a new lawsuit through a US District Court, targeting Apple, Sony and Nintendo. Bandspeed accuses the three other companies of violating its Wi-Fi patents, specifically a pair related to choosing a Wi-Fi channel according to signal strength. These are titled Approach for selecting communications channels based on performance, and Approach for managing communications channels based on performance.
The suit makes particular reference to the Apple iPhone 3GS, the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation 3 as infringing products. Bandspeed is calling for a permanent injunction against future infringements, as well as unspecified damages. Most such lawsuits are, however, settled out of court.