RIM Given Reprieve As Judge Overturns $147M Verdict
Research In Motion was given a small courtroom victory recently when the judge overseeing a patent infringement case let RIM off the hook. In July, RIM was found guilty of infringing on an Mformation patent regarding remote device management. RIM was ordered to pay Mformation $147.2 million in damages. RIM appealed the verdict and after weighing motions from the jury, Mformation, and RIM, decided the evidence did not support the jury's decision regarding patent infringement. Mformation can appeal the judge's decision, but if it wins the appeal, the jury's verdict would not apply and Mformation would have to bring the matter to trial all over again.