United States Patent Office awards second AirTight patent

AirTight Networks announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a second patent No. 7,154,874 to AirTight in the area of wireless intrusion prevention technology. This second patent is a continuation of AirTight’s first patent and extends the scope of AirTight’s WIPS intellectual property.

This second patent was issued today despite an attempt by AirDefense to involve the patent in the interference proceedings presently pending between AirTight and Air Defense in the USPTO. Air Defense’s proposed motion to involve the patent in the interference was rejected by the USPTO patent judge responsible for the interference.

“The USPTO’s grant of the second patent is a strong affirmation of AirTight’s intellectual property position,” said Dr. Pravin Bhagwat, chief technology officer of AirTight Networks. “We have more than 20 US and International patent applications in the pipeline which are also expected to be granted in the near future.”

“AirTight is continuing to pursue a leadership strategy in the intellectual property and patent arena,” said David King, chairman and CEO of AirTight Networks. “The first patent issued by the USPTO in the wireless intrusion prevention area — was to AirTight, and this additional patent expands the scope and reinforces the strength of the first patent. While several of our competitors are playing catch up both on the IP front as well as on product functionality, AirTight is continuing to invest in inventing, developing, marketing, and supporting the best WIPS solution in the market.”

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