UPDATE 11/15/2010 – One week later, IP Law 360 has finally noticed the Lantiq/Ralink patent dispute (subscription req’d). They did manage to get an uninteresting comment from Lantiq about how they’re reviewing the complaint and will defend themselves. Number of times they mention that Ralink’s patent came from AT&T’s Bell Labs: 0. Original Post below the break.
US Patent: 5394116 asserted by Ralink against Lantiq claims a specific arrangement of a variable output oscillator invented by AT&T in the early 1990’s.
The patent was subsequently transferred to Lucent, and then to spin-off Agere Systems, acquired by LSI in 2007.
In late October 2010, Ralink acquired the patent from Agere.
Patent data provided by Patent Calls Tools.