Novatel Wireless Named In WiLAN Patent Suit

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless, the developer of wireless modems and related equipment, is one of the defendants in a patent suit filed yesterday by WiLAN Inc.. WiLAN has sued Apple, Alcatel-Lucent, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HTC America, Kyocera International, Kyocera Communications, and Sierra Wireless, in addition to Novatel, over several patents related to CDMA, HSPA, Wi-Fi, and LTE. WiLAN filed the suit ysterday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, a favorite venue for patent lawsuits. WiLAN is known as an aggressive patent infringement lawsuit filer, and owns and aggressively licenses 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, and other patents its owns.