RIM Wins Patent Case … in Germany

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Research In Motion provided an update today following a ruling in the Research In Motion UK Limited versus InPro Licensing S.a.r.l. litigation in the Federal Patent Court in Munich, Germany. InPro, a patent holding firm based in Luxembourg, had previously asserted a patent in Germany, alleging infringement with respect to certain Blackberry products. RIM subsequently filed a nullity action in the Nullity Patent Court seeking a declaration that the InPro patent is invalid. The Nullity Patent Court has now ruled in favor of RIM by deciding that all patent claims in InPro’s German-designated European Patent EP 0892947B1 are invalid. InPro retains the right to appeal the decision to the German Federal Supreme Court.