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Cisco, Motorola Patent Owner Racketeering Claims Rejected

Claims by Cisco Systems Inc. and Motorola Solutions Inc. that an owner of wireless networking equipment patents is engaging in racketeering by unlawfully demanding licensing fees from hotels, cafes and other businesses was thrown out by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge James Holderman in Chicago yesterday dismissed the allegations filed last year against Innovatio IP Ventures LLC by Cisco, Motorola Solutions and a third company, Netgear Inc.