“Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Sony Corp. and five other technology companies were added to a lawsuit over patents covering Bluetooth, threatening their use of a wireless- communication standard that’s in millions of devices,” Jeff St.Onge and Connie Guglielmo report for Bloomberg.
“The nonprofit Washington Research Foundation sued Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Samsung Electronics Co. and Nokia Oyj over Bluetooth in Seattle federal court in December. Apple, Dell and Sony were added as defendants March 15, along with Logitech International SA, Motorola Inc., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Toshiba Corp. and Plantronics Inc., court papers show,” St.Onge and Guglielmo report.
St.Onge and Guglielmo report, “The suit threatens the ability of the computer and device makers to deliver wireless capabilities to customers. The companies are accused of infringing four patents covering technology that lets users exchange data among mobile phones, personal computers and other devices without using cables.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael P.” for the heads up.]