View Full Version : Will Aussie patents turn Wi-Fi into a house of cards?

11-21-2006, 04:38 PM

Get ready for the WiFi tax. ...
...A federal judge in Tyler, Texas, ruled last week that an Australian government agency holds the rights to patents on the underlying technology used in two Wi-Fi standards and a third proposed standard. The decision–if it survives what many assume will be a lengthy appeals process–could have a wide-ranging impact on wireless equipment makers and consumer electronics manufacturers. ...

*Some very serious implications in this decision!