Motorola Subsidiaries Sue Aruba
Symbol and Wireless Valley claim Aruba is infringing on wireless patents.Two Motorola subsidiaries sued Aruba Networks Aug. 27 for allegedly infringing on four patents related to wireless technology. The two subsidiariesSymbol Technologies and Wireless Valley Communicationsare seeking treble damages for willful infringement and a permanent injunction. According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Symbol claims that Aruba, of Sunnyvale, Calif., infringes on Symbol patents involving WLAN (wireless local area network) security and "wireless switch architecture" covering multiple WLANs with overlapping physical spaces.
The two Wireless Valley patents involve a predictive design approach where a three-dimensional representation of a wireless environment is used in designing networks.