Padcom, Inc., a technology company specializing in developing, licensing, selling, and servicing software and hardware products for wireless network users, has filed a complaint alleging patent infringement of two Padcom's wireless roaming technology patents. The technology, primarily used now in the public safety and utilities' industries, has potential broad applicability across many other industries as companies' wireless data and dispatch needs continue to expand beyond the capacity of any one single network.
The claim, filed against NetMotion Wireless, Inc. of Seattle, WA and Database Solutions, Inc. of Wilmington, Del., alleges patent infringement, tortious interference with prospective contractual relations and business expectancy, and common law unfair competition. The complaint, which seeks a judgment against both defendants for infringement and related economic damages, was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. At issue are Padcom's U.S. Patent Nos. 6,418,324 and 6,198,920, as the technology of these patents supports Padcom's TotalRoam Mobile Data Software solutions, including TotalRoam Mobile Virtual Network, which enables roaming across multiple active networks. U.S. Patent No. 6,418,324, entitled "Apparatus and Method for Transparent Wireless Communication Between a Remote Device and Host System" was issued on July 9, 2002. U.S. Patent No. 6, 198,920, entitled "Apparatus and Method for Intelligent Routing of Data Between a Remote Device and a Host System" was issued on March 6, 2001.
Padcom's complaint alleges that defendant NetMotion Wireless entered the communications networking market subsequent to Padcom, and infringed upon Padcom's technology with its NetMotion Wireless' Mobility software. Database Solutions, the complaint also alleges, serves as a reseller for the infringing products, offering the accused products to customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The complaint further alleges that NetMotion Wireless tortiously interfered with negotiations between Padcom and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., and entered into its own contract with AT&T Wireless to include NetMotion Wireless' infringing products in packaged services offered for sale to the public throughout the United States. Padcom, Inc. is represented by Neil Greenblum, Esq. of the intellectual property law firm Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. of Reston, VA.