CSIRO’s WLAN Case Progresses
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. and Buffalo, Inc. were appealing a decision by a US Federal District Court in favour of CSIRO in patent litigation relating to CSIRO’s wireless local area network (WLAN) invention.
The CAFC decision affirmed most aspects of the earlier decision but remanded the issue of ‘non-obviousness’ to the district court for further consideration.
On other important issues in the case, including infringement of CSIRO’s patent by computers and other devices practising relevant IEEE standards, the CAFC supported CSIRO’s position
Dr Geoff Garrett, Chief Executive of CSIRO, said: “CSIRO welcomes the support given to its case by the Court of Appeals”. “The decision gives us every confidence to move forward”.
CSIRO will make further comment once the district court publishes its decision on the issue remanded back to it by the CAFC.
Full text of the decision is available at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit website: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – CSIRO v Buffalo Technology (USA).
- CSIRO’s WLAN patent litigation with the computer networking industry moved a stage further when the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Washington, DC issued a decision on Friday 19 September 2008
- CSIRO will make further comment once the district court publishes its decision on the issue remanded back to it by the CAFC