U.S. sues John Gorrie patent for patent for wireless communications
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UNITED STATES — A U.K.-based technology company says a U.A.E. patent for a wireless communications network is invalid because it doesn’t provide sufficient coverage.
John Gorrie, the president of the company behind the Wi-Fi Alliance of Europe, said he will file a lawsuit on Friday against U.N. Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Commissioner Jose Luis Zampolli, which is reviewing the patent.
The U.KS.-based company, WiMAX, has been testing wireless communications for more than a year in Europe.
The company says its Wi-GPS technology can provide a coverage of up to 3 feet (90 centimeters) of space in buildings, in indoor areas and in outdoor areas, where Wi-Bands are typically used.
The patent claims Wi-Foam and Wi-Lands can provide coverage of 50 feet (15 meters).
It has not disclosed the price of the patent or how much it costs.
Zampollis office said the patent application for the patent should be rejected and the U.R.N.’s patent office should be notified.
The EU office said it would take the patent “very seriously.”
“The European Commission is concerned that the patent is not sufficiently addressed, as the European Commission has no jurisdiction over the UO, and is therefore concerned about the potential consequences of the infringement,” a spokeswoman for the commission said.
The U.UK. technology industry has been grappling with an influx of U.B.E.-based mobile broadband service providers that are increasingly targeting Europe.
The industry has also been hit by a crackdown by the government over its tax and other rules.
UNITED STATES — A U.K.-based technology company says a U.A.E. patent for a wireless communications network is invalid because it…