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Nomadix Initiates Lawsuit to Enforce Its Network Gateway Patents

Nomadix, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  • 19 November, 2009 11:08

<p>Nomadix Initiates Lawsuit to Enforce Its Network Gateway Patents</p>
<p>Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 19 November 2009 – Nomadix, Inc., the leading provider of network gateway devices, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In the suit, Nomadix seeks damages and an injunction for the unauthorised use of its patents protecting Nomadix’s fundamental innovations in mobile computing and network access technology. The defendants accused of infringement are Hewlett-Packard Company, Wayport, Inc., iBAHN Corporation, Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment, Inc., LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, LodgeNet StayOnline, Inc., On Command Corporation, Aruba Networks, Inc., Superclick, Inc. and Superclick Networks, Inc.</p>
<p>Nomadix’s intellectual property portfolio includes more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents for foundational inventions in mobile computing and network access, eight of which are involved in this litigation. Several of the patents involved in the litigation were awarded for networking innovations that allow a visiting mobile computer to access the Internet at hotels, airports, coffee houses, or other public access points, without any reconfiguration of the mobile computer. Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Science, invented this technology in the mid-1990s with Dr. Joel Short and the two used these innovations as the basis for founding Nomadix.</p>
<p>“Over the history of Nomadix, considerable resources have been invested in developing and delivering leading-edge network gateway technology. Nomadix’s innovations have allowed millions of people to travel to virtually any hotel or hot spot around the world and connect to the Internet to gain immediate access to the resources they need,” said Charles Reed, CEO of DOCOMO interTouch Pte. Ltd., which acquired Nomadix in January 2008.</p>
<p>“As a world leading technology partner to the hospitality industry, DOCOMO interTouch takes pride in furnishing our customers with the most innovative and dynamic solutions. Valued partners like Nomadix provide us with proprietary technology that is at the heart of the products and solutions we offer, and we cannot allow competitors to make use of that technology in disregard of our intellectual property rights.”</p>
<p>About DOCOMO interTouch</p>
<p>DOCOMO interTouch provides a full suite of integrated solutions to the global hospitality industry. We are one of the world's largest hotel technology service providers, delivering reliable and secure wired and wireless broadband connectivity services, multi-media services, and interactive television and managed network solutions. Our one-stop-shop solution, round-the-clock network monitoring and multi-lingual customer support enable hotels to offer a superior guest experience, facilitating communications for today's business travellers.</p>
<p>Since 1998, DOCOMO interTouch has been serving the hospitality industry, managing more than seven million broadband connections each year in guest rooms, meeting rooms and business centres worldwide. Our innovative technologies provide travelers and conference attendees with convenient access to enjoy communication, information and entertainment services in over 70 countries.</p>
<p>More information on DOCOMO interTouch is available on http://www.docomointertouch.com.</p>
<p>About Nomadix</p>
<p>Nomadix offers gateways for seamless wired and wireless connectivity solutions across public access networks and enterprise. Powered by patented technology, Nomadix enables revenue generation and customisation in a number of business models. With Nomadix, public access network providers are able to deploy cost-effective, secure and easy-to-use network services. Nomadix is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of DOCOMO interTouch. For more information, visit http://www.nomadix.com.</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>DOCOMO interTouch</p>
<p>Kelly Hughes</p>
<p>General Counsel</p>
<p>+85 2 3177 2216</p>
<p>kelly.hughes@docomointertouch.com</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>Laura Skelley</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3792</p>
<p>laura.skelley@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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