HID World Sues WaveLynx Over Patent Infringement



WaveLynx, which was based by former HID workers, is accused of infringing on a patent associated to an antenna array for RFID readers.

WILMINGTON, Del. — HID World and its father or mother firm, ASSA ABLOY, have filed a lawsuit in opposition to WaveLynx Applied sciences for patent infringement.

The lawsuit states that WaveLynx, a competitor of HID, is infringing on the corporate’s patent, entitled, “Antenna Array For An RFID Reader Appropriate With Transponders Working At Completely different Provider Frequencies,” (the ’862 patent).

WaveLynx was based and is led by former HID workers, together with Hugo Wendling (CEO), Mike Conlin (COO) and Mike Malone (senior product architect).

HID says WaveLynx has recognized of the patent since at the least March 16, 2016, as a result of that’s when the corporate reached out to HID “to debate licensing the suitable IP round LF & HF mixed readers.”

HID believes WaveLynx sought to license the patent as a result of it was conscious that its personal merchandise already infringed upon the patent. Nonetheless, WaveLynx by no means obtained the license.

In accordance with the lawsuit, “The ’862 Patent usually discloses, amongst different issues, a RFID reader that features at the least two reader antennas that function at completely different service frequencies. The reader antennas are organized in a configuration that optimizes efficiency of the RFID system, whereas sustaining a compact measurement.”

The WaveLynx Ethos Reader line is an instance of the corporate’s merchandise infringing on HID’s patent. The lawsuit states that sure fashions of Ethos Readers interoperate with WaveLynx’s MyPass Cell, which is functionally-related to HID’s merchandise. WaveLynx’s Key Administration answer can be cited as being functionally-related.

“On data and perception, WaveLynx sells Accused Merchandise bundled with the MyPass Cell or Key Administration providers. On data and perception, WaveLynx expenses a worth premium for the Accused Merchandise bundled with the MyPass Cell or Key Administration providers,” the lawsuit states.

WaveLynx can be accused of actively and persevering with to “induce others, together with third celebration distributors, who customise, use, and resell the Accused Merchandise in the USA, to immediately infringe claims of the ’862 patent.”