NXP Sues RIM Over Patents, Wants Triple Damages
Research In Motion was hit with a lawsuit by NXP, which alleges that RIM's BlackBerry Torch, Curve, and Bold smartphones infringe on six of its patents. NXP wants sales of the devices halted, and compensatory and triple damages. It's not immediately clear to which technologies the patents pertain.
FCC Busts California Company for Importing Illegal Phones
The Federal Communications Commission today cited a company based in California, called Panasystem, for importing and marketing counterfeit smartphones. The devices, which were fake Samsung Galaxy S Duos, Samsung Galaxy Ace, and BlackBerry 9790 smartphones, were all stamped with unauthorized and invalid FCC identifiers.
Qualcomm Reaches Deal To Acquire NXP
Qualcomm today announced a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion. NXP is a co-inventor and key patent holder of NFC technology.
Caltech Sues Broadcom, Apple Over WiFi Patents
Caltech has filed a lawsuit against Broadcom and Apple and alleges the two firms are using its patented technology without permission. The patents in question, granted to Caltech between 2006 and 2012, cover 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi technologies, which improve transmission speeds and reduce the hardware needed for WiFi radios.
BlackBerry Sues Nokia Over Patents
BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia this week. BlackBerry claims Nokia is using its patented technology in select telecommunications equipment that Nokia sells to network operators, such as T-Mobile, without the proper licenses.
Ericsson Sues Apple Over Telecom Patents
Ericsson today sued Apple in the U.S. and alleges the iPhone maker is violating multiple wireless patents.
BlackBerry Torch 9800
3.2" display 360 x 480 pixels
processor 0 GB RAM
1,300 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Text Keyboard, Hardware, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
BlackBerry Bold 9900
2.8" display 640 x 480 pixels
Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 processor 0.75 GB RAM
1,230 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Text Keyboard, Hardware, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC
RIM Will Soon Start Courting Buyers
Google will buy RIM for their patents and make their OS a paid app for the Android Platform.
RIM will not see the end of Q1 2013 (end of Q2 at the latest)
Apple, RIM and several others just got through outbidding Google for what was left of Nortels patents just a short while ago. They are still actively buying patents and companies like everyone else is.
Unlike Palm, RIM is such a c...