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Motorola Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against RIM

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Motorola has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, alleging that RIM has infringed on five of Motorola’s patents. According to Motorola, RIM used to license these patents, but the deal expired in 2007.

The Motorola patents in the dispute relate to Wi-Fi access, application management, user interface and power management. The company wants the ITC to investigate RIM’s use of the patented technology. It is seeking an exclusion order that would bar imports of BlackBerry devices into the US and stop further sales of infringing products that have already been imported.

International Trade Commission Investigating Patent Claims Against RIM

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Read Simon’s post about the International Trade Commission stepping in to investigate and see if patent firm Prism Technologies is justified in its complaints against RIM for violating some of their authentication process patents.

Prism Technologies are a relatively unknown firm and it’s very unlikely anything will come of this lawsuit. Even if something does happen, it won’t be of the scale of the NTP case, and RIM is flush with cash at the moment. Analysts aren’t expecting the stock to budge and I doubt any of the executive have lost a minute of sleep over the issue.