Cisco reaches agreement with Innovatio over Wi-Fi patents

Cisco said it settled to protect its customers who were targeted by the patent firm

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management

Cisco said it spent $13 million on the litigation, not including the settlement amount. "But that expenditure would not have been necessary if Innovatio had met its obligations to license on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, and had come to Cisco seeking a reasonable license first rather than targeting our customers and those of other manufacturers," Chandler wrote. He supported current legislation that passed recently in the U.S. House of Representatives, and would, among other things, make it difficult for users of products to be targeted.

Cisco has this week signed patent cross-licensing deals with Samsung and Google.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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