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  • Has anyone seen the recent lawsuit victory for the Australian Commmonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)? Apparently a judge sided with them against Buffal Technology in relation to portions of the 802.11 standards. They claimed that they had developed the methods before the 802.11 standard was created and patented it under US patent 5487069.

    From my understanding it all started when Microsoft, Intel and some other companies filed suit against CSIRO saying they were a governing body and had no right to try and require royalties against a patent. CSIRO argued that since they were a government organization they were immnune to lawsuits and the US court dismissed that argument so they filed a counter-suit against Buffalo. Now a precedent has been set and it will be interesting to see how far this goes.

    Any thoughts?

    Tom Carpenter

  • It could have some very far reaching implications. Here is an article on the subject.

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/wireless--broadband/csiro-wins-landmark-legal-battle/2006/11/15/1163266614119.html

  • By Howard - edited: September 4

    CSIRO ?

    Oh you mean the same group that originally claimed to not be preforming any experiments on live bats in Australia, but

    was exposed along with the Chinese lab in Wuhan this last July for having cages full of bats contrary to their previous claims.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tmYPjvna8Y&list=TLPQMDQwOTIwMjFCypUMZNa5DA&index=13

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