AINT THIS SOME SHIT!
I go to look up what's new with the Buffalo series and get this:
Regrettably, the Court of Appeals has decided not to stay the injunction in the CSIRO v. Buffalo et al litigation during the appeal period. Although Buffalo is confident that the final decision in the appeal will be favorable and that the injunction will be lifted, Buffalo is presently unable to supply wireless LAN equipment compliant with IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g standards in the United States until that decision is issued.
And followed the link to read the additional:
http://www.buffalotech.com/press/releas ... ro-appeal/
BUFFALO ISSUES A STATEMENT ABOUT THE CSIRO APPEAL
Backed By Industry Leading Technology Companies, Buffalo Expects The United States Court of Appeals Will Overturn Its Decision
AUSTIN, TXâ€“ November 21, 2007 - Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today released a statement, which provides an update regarding the status of the injunction imposed by the Eastern District of Texas with respect to the offer to sale, sell, use, import or manufacture of Buffaloâ€™s IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g standard compliant products in Commonwealth Scientific Research and Industrial Organization v. Buffalo Technology USA, Inc. and Buffalo, Inc.
As you may recall, from Melcoâ€™s letter of September 30, 2007, Buffalo appealed the district courtâ€™s summary judgment ruling and its entry of the permanent injunction to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As part of that appeal, Buffalo sought a stay of the injunction. After a delay of two months, the Federal Circuit issued a disappointing order denying the stay of the injunction without providing any substantive analysis. The decision also did not address the looming issue of when and whether research organizations that do not manufacture or sell a product are entitled to an injunction in light of the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision in Ebay v. MercExchange. The Court of Appeals also failed to address similar concerns raised in by three amicus groups of 19 leading companies (including, Intel, Microsoft, Atheros, Accton, etc.) in the wireless LAN equipment industry. Notably, however, the Court of Appeals stated that its decision with respect to the stay was â€œwithout prejudice[e to] the ultimate disposition of this case by a merits panel.â€