WiLAN Hits Ericsson and Four Wireless Carriers over LTE Base Stations

March 10, 2017

Wi-LAN Inc. (WiLAN) has added another lawsuit to the wireless networking campaign that it began in November 2007. Roughly ten days ago, the publicly traded NPE filed two lawsuits, one each accusing LG Electronics and Lenovo of infringing four patents (8,787,924; 8,867,351; 9,226,320; 9,497,743) through various mobile devices and laptops offering LTE connectivity. WiLAN has now added a suit asserting five different patents (8,457,061; 8,532,052; 9,332,572; 9,380,607; 9,420,573), not previously seen in litigation but from two families with other patent members asserted against other defendants in the campaign, against Ericsson (2:17-cv-00181), together with four wireless carriers: AT&T (AT&T Mobility), Softbank Group (Sprint, Boost Mobile), T-Mobile, and Verizon (Cellco Partnership). Infringement allegations focus on Ericsson base station equipment that supports LTE connectivity, identifying the Ericsson RBS 6000 series and the Ericsson Radio System series by name.

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