Wayport may own WiFi patents Google filed for

There might be an interesting patent battle emerging between Google and Wayport. Google has been filing for patents as they pertain to delivering advertisements based on a wireless access point's location and a host of other factors, including customer behavior at hotspots. But former Wayport CTO Jim Thompson has said Wayport has a host of patents that overlap these. Apparently, Wayport's intellectual property portfolio in patents were focused on location-based advertising, location-based services, digital certificates and multiple applications over one WiFi network.

To read more about this patent issue:
- check out this article from WNN Wi-Fi Net News