Netgear Files for DJ against Innovatio IP
- November 18, 2011
Netgear filed an action for declaratory judgment against Innovatio IP Ventures [NPE], seeking declaration that Netgear’s WLAN products do not infringe 17 patents related to wireless networking systems. Since March 2011, Innovatio IP has filed 11 suits against over 20 defendants and has been subject to actions for declaratory judgment from Cisco, Motorola, and SonicWALL. Innovatio IP acquired the patents-in-suit from Broadcom in February 2011. Netgear claims that it does not infringe the patents-in-suit because Broadcom granted licenses to Netgear’s components manufacturers including Agere Systems, Intermec, Qualcomm, and STMicroelectronics. 11/16, District of Delaware, 1:2011cv01139.