Wireless LAN and secure mobility applications provider Aruba Networks has filed a patent-infringement countersuit against Motorola and its subsidiaries Symbol and Wireless Valley, alleging infringement of two of its patents relating to managing wireless computer networks and network security.
Aruba says the first patent was part of its acquisition of AirWave Wireless, while the second was issued to it in May 2008. It is seeking damages and a permanent ban against use of its patented technologies.
The countersuit follows the decision of the US Patent and Trademark Office to re-examine all four patents that Motorola is claiming against Aruba in a lawsuit filed in the district court of Delaware last year. Two patents in the suit relate to WLAN switching architecture technology and the other two relate to WLAN site planning and RF management.
Keerti Melkote, co-founder and chief technology officer of Aruba, said: We asserted our patents following an unsuccessful attempt to negotiate a license. We simply cannot stand by while Motorola, and its Symbol and Wireless Valley subsidiaries, continue to violate our intellectual property. We will defend our intellectual property in court and we fully expect to win in that forum, just as we have in the market.