SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

November 06, 2009 00:10 ET

Motorola and Aruba Networks Announce Collaboration on the All-Wireless Enterprise and Resolution of Patent Dispute

Companies Sign a Wireless LAN Infrastructure Cross-License Agreement

SCHAUMBURG, IL and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) -- together with its subsidiaries Symbol Technologies, Inc., Wireless Valley Communications, Inc. and AirDefense, Inc. -- today announced that they have reached an agreement that settles all outstanding intellectual property disputes between the two companies. The disputes involved patents owned by both parties, and the settlement includes a cross-licensing agreement.

"We are pleased to have reached an amicable business resolution outside of the courts," said Gene Delaney, President of Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Solutions Business. "Additionally, we are actively exploring technical and business opportunities of mutual interest associated with the all-wireless enterprise."

"We are delighted to put this legal dispute behind us," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's co-founder and Chief Technical Officer. "We also look forward to working with Motorola on improving the all-wireless enterprise for the benefit of customers and to advance the state of technology."

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam, using a combination of award-winning solutions:

--  Adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure that
    users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Rightsizing
    expensive wired LANs by replacing them with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi
    reduces both capital and operating expenses;
--  Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing
    those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
--  Remote networking solutions for branch offices, fixed telecommuters,
    and satellite facilities ensures uninterrupted remote access to
--  Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control
    while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our secure mobility solutions are fundamentally changing how and where we work. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter at

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit

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