SolutionInc Limited, a Canadian provider of networking products for the hospitality industry, has filed a February round of lawsuits—against Avaya (1:20-cv-00185), Cisco (1:20-cv-00145), Extreme Networks (1:20-cv-00186), Huawei (1:20-cv-00146), Nokia (1:20-cv-00187), and Samsung (1:20-cv-00147)—following four December 2019 cases, hitting ARRIS (Ruckus Networks f/k/a (Ruckus Wireless)), HPEnterprise (HPE) (Aruba), NETGEAR, and Zyxel. Targeted are features within the defendants’ Wireless LAN solutions that allow guest access to a Wi-Fi network: for example, using a captive portal page, using the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) to verify that traffic is being sent to the correct IP address, etc. As SolutionInc’s campaign gains steam, two other full-blown patent infringement disputes—one in the guise of a lawsuit over the breach of a prior license agreement—have also been ramping up between two other hospitality networking service providers, Guest-Tek and Nomadix. Nomadix launched a large campaign in this space roughly a decade ago in which it sued a host of defendants, including both Aruba and SolutionInc—a campaign that Nomadix, under new ownership, has also recently revived.
Access to the full article is currently available to RPX members only. Please contact us if you need further information.