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Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) settled its lawsuit over Wi-Fi patents on Monday. The deal with US carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as well as PC designers Acer, Lenovo, and Sony, was worth $220 million in local currency, or $229 million US. CSIRO hadn't ruled out more patent lawsuits, although it didn't file for patents in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) area or the wider Latin America area.
Australian research firm CSIRO has sued AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon for allegedly violating a patent it holds for Wi-Fi. The US carriers have been accused of infringing by selling phones using the wireless standard. CSIRO's commercialization executive director Nigel Poole wouldn't say exactly why the organization was targeting the providers but implied they were proxies for those actually violating the patent.