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Motorola Hits RIM with Patent Violation Complaint

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Jan 22, 2010, 4:04 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 23, 2010, 8:45 AM

Today Motorola filed a complaint against Research In Motion with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Motorola alleges that RIM is violating five of its patents, which concern Wi-Fi access, application management, user interface and power management. Motorola is seeking a ban against RIM while the complaint is being investigated. It hopes to block RIM from importing any more handsets that violate the patents, as well as cease marketing and selling its existing stock of handsets in the U.S. The company's intellectual property lawyer said in a prepared statement, "In light of RIM's continued unlicensed use of Motorola's patents, RIM's use of delay tactics in our current patent litigation, and RIM's refusal to design out Motorola's proprietary technology, Motorola had no choice but to file a complaint with the ITC to halt RIM's continued infringement. Motorola will continue to take all necessary steps to protect its R&D and intellectual property."

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Jan 22, 2010, 10:00 PM

Whatever happened to ' if you can't beat em join em'?

Moto needs to put their resources to work in their phone line up and not their legal team. Why not just make a better product? Motorola probably wants to irritate RIM enough to simply settle out of court to not have to deal with the whole situation. RIM's only problem is that they're one of the few handset manufacturers making money nowadays. So I guess if you can't beat em sue em right?
pretty much, no one wants to join the enemys so why join when u can sue them for every penny that they are worth!! well they want to sue them for every penny but i doubt that will happen anytime soon! Laughing

Jan 23, 2010, 10:51 PM

Everyone... sure going apeshite over this whole patent thing.

But then again, we need stuff to read about.

Jan 22, 2010, 4:33 PM

Out of control

There really needs to be tort reform.
adilus said:
There really needs to be tort reform.

Of course, it seems that when it comes to RIM, we need tort reform, when it comes to Apple, we lets run out and play. Not saying its you adlius, infact I don't get...
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