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IP3 Networks accused of patent infringement

Carlsbad-based IP3 Networks, whose technology enables wireless access to the Internet, is suing Nomadix Inc. of Westlake Village, Calif., to resolve an accusation of patent infringement.

According to a lawsuit filed by IP3 on July 23, Nomadix, an IP3 competitor, has accused the San Diego County company of infringing its patents, even going so far as to spread the accusation from "booth to booth" at a June trade show for the hospitality industry in Dallas.

Hotels use the technology to enable guests with laptops to access the Internet. IP3's technology includes customized billing and authentication using a flexible architecture based on the Linux operating system. IP3 Networks has accused Nomadix of trade libel, unfair competition and intentional interference with economic advantage.

John Benassi, an attorney in the San Diego office of Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, represents the plaintiff in the case, which was filed in federal district court in San Diego.

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