RIM Wins European Patent Dispute
Jan 30, 2006, 2:27 PM by (staff)
Research In Motion today announced it was successful in a patent dispute brought to against it. InPro, a company based in Luxembourg, claimed the Blackberry violated several of its patents. A German patent court today declared those patents invalid. InPro has the right to appeal the decision, however if it is unsuccessful, this decision should stand throughout the European Union because it is based on a European patent application. RIM is still awaiting the verdict on similar patents held by NTP from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Motorola Found to Infringe on MMS Patent
A Delaware jury today said Motorola violated a patent held by Intellectual Ventures. The patent pertains to how multimedia messages function on mobile devices.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Apple Given Reprieve In VirnetX Patent Case
A judge has overturned a decision that would have seen Apple pay VirnetX $625 million in patent damages. The case took place earlier this year.
BlackBerry to Pay Nokia $137 Million to Settle Dispute
BlackBerry today said it has agreed to pay Nokia a fee of $137 million over payments due for licensing certain patented technology. The decision was reached in the International Court of Arbitration and is binding.