RIM faces new patent dispute

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GavelA California company by the name of Minerva Industries is suing RIM for a two patent infringements, relating to voice memo technology, phone cameras, GPS, and video recording. In the same stroke, Minerva is also suing Motorola and slew of others. From RIM, they’re seeking 5% to 7% of wholesale revenue stretching back to 2004. It’s not exactly NTP-scale, but considering this little company is nailing 43 others with this lawsuit, it’ll be interesting to see if it can make any restitutions from the whole thing. The patents in question are here and here.