Novatel Wireless Files Patent Lawsuit Against Two Firms

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless, the maker of broadband modems and the MiFi mobile hotspot device, said this morning that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Franklin Wireless Corp., ZTE Corp., and ZTE(USA), Inc.. Novatel said that the firms are infringing on five of its patents, related to the key architecture and functionality of its MiFi family of mobile hotspots. Novatel said the lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.