Symbol Filed Patent Infringement Suit Against Intermec Relating to 802.11 (or Wi-Fi) Wireless Communication Standard Technologies
Symbol also provides some background leading up to its suit against Intermec:
Symbol Technologies . . . today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Intermec Technologies Corp. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, relates to Intermec's infringement of Symbol patents covering wireless communications technologies. . . .
Symbol alleges that Intermec infringes Symbol's patents relating to the wireless communications standard 802.11, also known as Wi-Fi. The lawsuit also covers Intermec's use of Symbol Wi-Fi patents in Intermec's bar code scanning terminals. . . .
Two of the four patents asserted in this lawsuit were found by a jury in the same court to be infringed by Proxim Corporation's 802.11-compliant equipment.
Yesterday's actions result from long but unfruitful licensing negotiations between the two companies regarding several issues relating to IP. Intermec is currently suing Symbol, accusing Symbol of infringing Intermec RFID (radio frequency identification) patents. Symbol sought to address these IP issues through a cross-licensing arrangement between the two companies. However, Symbol's effort to reach a resolution was not successful.