Competing push email service provider Visto has filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion for patent infringement. Today’s suit was filed after a victory last week in Visto’s suit against Seven Networks. Also one should note that NTP and Visto have signed a licensing agreement. NTP is the patent firm that RIM paid $600 million in a settlement for a patent infringement suit earlier this year.
â€œBased on Vistoâ€™s sweeping victory in court against Seven Networks on Friday, RIM must understand that there is no place in the mobile email space for this sort of behavior,â€ continued Bogosian [Vistoâ€™s Chairman, President and CEO]. â€œUnder the law, which protects consumers from products that contain infringing technology, RIM should not be able to sell the BlackBerry system.â€
Visto is accusing RIM of infringing on four of its patents:
* U.S. Patent No. 6,085,192 titled, â€œSystem And Method For Securely Synchronizing Multiple Copies Of A Workspace Element In A Networkâ€
* U.S. Patent No. 6,023,708, titled â€œSystem And Method For Using A Global Translator To Synchronize Workspace Elements Across A Networkâ€
* U.S. Patent No. 6,708,221 titled, â€œSystem And Method For Globally And Securely Accessing Unified Information In A Computer Networkâ€
* U.S. Patent No. 6,151,606 titled, â€œSystem And Method For Using A Workspace Data Manager To Access, Manipulate And Synchronize Network Dataâ€