Netgear, Merck & Co., Yahoo!, BMW, MBI: Intellectual Property

By Victoria Slind-Flor

(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics.)

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Harris Corp. a maker of communications-related electronic equipment, sued Netgear Inc. for allegedly infringing network-security patents.

According to the complaint filed Nov. 21 in federal court in Orlando, Florida, Netgear infringed six patents related to network security access control.

The complaint lists a number of products from San Jose, California-based Netgear that allegedly infringe the patents.

In dispute are patents 6,504,515, 7,916,684, 5,787,177, 5,974,149, 6,189,104, and 6,397,336.
Harris, based in Melbourne Florida, asked the court for an order barring further infringement and awards of money damages, attorney fees and litigation costs.
The case is Harris Corp. v. Netgear Inc, 6:11-cv-01866, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Orlando).