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US7035281 is a patent which OptimumPath is using to sue Cisco-Linksys.

On 24 July 2009, OptimumPath sent notifications of Cisco's infringement to Belkin, Cisco, D-Link, Netgear, Buffalo, Compex, and SMC Networks.[1] (Can you help? Why did they notify all those other companies about infringements by Cisco??)

The patent was filed on 13 Sept 2000.[2] The "patent date" is 25 Apr 2006. (Can you help? That's the grant date, right?)


[edit] Can you help find prior art?

[edit] Is it a software patent?

The hardware elements all seem non-innovative. There aren't even any innovative combinations or uses of said hardware. It's just a chassis, a network card, a processor, and after that it's software that does networking with these items. It seems to be a software patent.

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[edit] References

  1. "Disclosure of Asserted Claims and Infringement Contentions". http://www.taht.net/~d/patent/OptimumPath%20-%20PICs%20%28Linksys%29%20-%202009%20July%2024.pdf. "see pages 6 and 7" 
  2. http://www.teklibre.com/~d/elwr/7035281.pdf

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