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.
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