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Apple, HP, Aruba Sued For Wi-Fi Patent Infringement

Linex Technologies has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple and Hewlett Packard over the use of its Wi-Fi technology.

The company has also named Aruba Networks, Meru Networks, and Ruckus Wireless has defendants in the lawsuit.

The Florida based technology firm, which licenses patents related to Wi-Fi technology, has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission. The company has asked the commission to ban the offending organisations from shipping infringing products into the US.

The products cited in the lawsuit include HP's Pavilion and Envy laptops, Apple's MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Airport Extreme, and Time Capsule.

The company has also went on to file a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the District of Delaware. In the Delaware lawsuit, the company has demanded monetary compensation for its pains.

The disputed Wi-Fi technologies in question include space diversity and coding, spread-spectrum antenna and method and multiple-input multiple-output spread spectrum system and method.

The defenders are yet to respond to the allegations but Linex is most likely looking for an out of court settlement with the tech giants. However, if they decide to challenge the lawsuit then it could continue for a long time to come.