SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that it was exonerated on October 31, 2013 by a jury that ruled in favor of Ruckus Wireless, determining that Ruckus did not infringe on two patents, as alleged by Netgear. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131014/MM96280)
The unanimous jury decision related to a lawsuit brought against Ruckus Wireless by Netgear, Inc., in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The suit stemmed from five patents that Netgear purchased from Adaptix, Inc., a known patent licensing entity, in August 2010. Netgear filed suit against Ruckus in November 2010 shortly after acquiring the patents.
Previously the Court had found three of the five patents invalid. The remaining two U.S. Patents (Nos. 5,521,454 and 7,263,143) were the patents before the jury that subsequently decided in favor of Ruckus.
"We are pleased that the jury found in our favor," said Scott Maples, general counsel for Ruckus Wireless. "As a Wi-Fi technology innovator, we have always asserted that we did not infringe these patents purchased by Netgear. Ruckus is in the business of building world-class wireless products and technology based on our own intellectual property that we are committed to protecting. While we respect the intellectual property of others, we will vigorously defend ourselves against infringement claims for patents that don't apply to our products."
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 30,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
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