Ruckus Wireless Wins Netgear Patent Infringement Case
SUNNYVALE, CA – November 4, 2013 – 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.
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.”