patents in the news

Nick Sharp Nick at
Sat May 30 08:49:34 UTC 2009

Oh dear, very worrying news indeed. 

On the 21st April I found this article from 2004 and dismissed it at the

Having just checked the IP3 com website they have now ceased trading due
to this litigation. 

At you can find their experts report on the
invalidity of the nomadix patents.

Is there any threat on how this could affect the range of OS products
such as coova, pfsense and monowall??


-----Original Message-----
From: wlanmac [mailto:wlan at] 
Sent: 30 May 2009 08:35
To: chilli at
Subject: patents in the news

Nomadix Inc. has won a patent enforcement action against Second Rule
LLC. The Federal Court in the Central District of California ruled on
March 31, 2009, in favour of Nomadix on its claims that Second Rule
willfully infringed five of Nomadix's patents. The Court awarded Nomadix
a total of $3.3 million in damages and attorney fees. The Court also
issued a Permanent Injunction against Second Rule. The suit against
Second Rule involved five U.S. patents relating to several High-Speed
Internet Access (HSIA) gateway features, including plug-and-play,
***home-page redirection***, zero-configuration proxy service, and
automated billing via seamless integration between the gateway and a
hotel's property management systems.

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