Ruckus Wireless sues Netgear over WiFi patents

Ruckus Wireless, which recently introduced its SmartMesh WiFi equipment for the enterprise market, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Netgear. Ruckus alleges that in the development of Netgear's RangeMax WPN 824v3 wireless router, Netgear infringed on two WiFi patents having to do with intelligent and adaptable WiFi antenna arrays like those developed by Ruckus.

Ruckus and Netgear entered into a technology licensing agreement back in 2005 under which Ruckus developed the underlying technology with in the Netgear RangeMax 824v1 and v2 wireless routers, which were the predecessors to the RangeMax 824v3 at issue. Ruckus says the resulting hardware and software technology developed for Netgear was owned and patented by Ruckus and Netgear never paid royalties on this latest version or asked for permission to release it.

Ruckus is seeking a permanent injunction against Netgear and Rayspan as well as damages and royalties.

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