Microsoft, Fujitsu, Asus settle with CSIRO

Microsoft, Fujitsu, Asus settle with CSIRO

Summary: Microsoft, Fujitsu and Asus have settled with Australian research body Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) over its US wireless patents.

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Microsoft, Fujitsu and Asus have settled with Australian research body Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) over its US wireless patents.

"CSIRO has reached confidential settlements with HP, Fujitsu, Microsoft and Asus in regard to WLAN," spokesperson Huw Morgan told ZDNet.com.au.

The trio of companies joins Hewlett Packard in settling with the research body. CSIRO would not make any further comment due to ongoing litigation against Intel, Dell, Toshiba, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, SMC, Acton, 3COM, Buffalo and Nintendo.

The CSIRO has been embroiled in patent disputes since 2005 when it launched a case against Buffalo Technologies for violating its patent relating to wireless networking — US patent 5,487,069.

Industry giants including Apple, Dell, Intel, HP and Netgear sued the CSIRO in two separate lawsuits to have the patent overturned, which the CSIRO then counter-sued after winning its case against Buffalo Technologies.

Topics: Apple, Dell, Emerging Tech, Intel, Legal, Networking

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Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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  • Go CSIRO

    YAY! Take them all down including Apple, Intel, Netgear.Intel, Dell, Toshiba, D-Link, Belkin, SMC, Acton, 3COM, Buffalo and Nintendo. I can't think of a more deserving crowd of nesbits whorers who'd be the first to use litigation against everyone else. As for my fave, M$, don't they deserve it, yes indeedy. Also the Applers who want to screw everyone for the way they touch the screen but they're facing the same for that one because it isn't theirs either. Sucked in Apple.

    BTW, that nice bunch at D-Link that use their system of DNS to muddle everyon else, seems the worm has turned & bit you on the chin. For all your cleverness at manipulating DNSs to run through your server, it didn't work anyway. Now you're paying for ripping off an Ozzie Co.

    Perhaps Li'l Johnnie K-K-K-Howard, a little more money into the CSIRO spectrum may have assisted Oz in the next few decades rather than just sucking money away from them the way you did.
    anonymous
  • Go CSIRO

    Yep, couldn't agree more. Bloody Howard suck it dry and they succeeded in spite of him, not because, IN SPITE of all he could do to screw it up. AND it's nice to see those other parasites shelling out. Now imagine what we could have achieved as a nation had we NOT had Howard and his cronies holding us up and selling us off (yeah, it doesn't take a degree in economics to clear debt by selling assets). Now we have pay all over again for a new telstra, but at least CSIRO made it through the vandal years.
    anonymous