Computer Giants Fight to Break CSIRO’s Patent on Wireless Technology

Six of the world’s biggest computer companies — Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Apple and Netgear — are trying to crack one of the CSIRO‘s patents. The CSIRO developed groundbreaking technology in 1996 that allows computers to network with each other without cables. The technology is now built in to most laptop computers and manufacturers pay the CSIRO a licence fee to use it. CSIRO chief executive Dr Geoff Garrett said the system made it possible to increase the speed of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) by a factor of five

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