RIM Sues Motorola Over Patent Abuse
Says company engaging in 'anticompetitive conduct'
by Karl Bode 04:55PM Monday Feb 18 2008 Tipped by FFH
According to the Wall Street Journal
, Research in Motion is suing Motorola, claiming that the company infringed on several of its patents and tried to extract "excessive licensing" fees from patents Motorola owns. RIM insists that Motorola is engaging in "anticompetitive conduct" by demanding "unreasonable" royalties for several patents, including a patent for the use of Wi-Fi on a mobile device."Having suffered losses in the marketplace, Motorola has now resorted to demanding exorbitant royalties from its competitor, RIM, for patents that Motorola claims are essential to various standards for mobile wireless telecommunications,"
RIM said in the complaint. Motorola has been considering an exit
from the handset business, though they still dominate the cable broadband modem market.
RIM seems to be in a new business: Patent lawsuits Seems that RIM has a new sideline: patent lawsuits - ether defending against or filing them. And that can't be good for business. They seem to be spending all their time and energy in court cases instead of improving their service and fending off competitors. In the long term, all this does is take their attention and money away from developing products and providing customer service.
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Re: RIM seems to be in a new business: Patent lawsuits
said by FFH:No kidding. After last weeks mysterious outages and some ongoing handset trouble, my boss threw out the BlackBerry and picked up a Windows Mobile 6. I have to say, setting up the ActiveSync to work with our Exchange server was a lot less painless than getting a BES up and running, and DirectPush works just as fast as BES can push the e-mail to the BlackBerry. Overall, I can't say I really see the RIM advantage anymore.
In the long term, all this does is take their attention and money away from developing products and providing customer service.
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Re: patent for the use of Wi-Fi on a mobile device
said by joako:If it's the one I'm thinking of, it has to do with methodology of *handing off* a call from cellular network to a WiFi network - not for using WiFi on a mobile device...
How does Motorola have a "patent for the use of Wi-Fi on a mobile device" WTF? WiFi is a standard no matter what device it's being used on.
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Re: A Canadian Company suing a US company that's rich! So you've never heard of ATI, BioWare, Bombardier, Bluenotes, Cameco Corp, Corel, Goldcorp, Hudson's Bay Company, IMAX Corp, Irving Oil, McCain Foods or The Thomson Corporation? They amounted to alot more than any company you ever founded did.
That list is more than an anon troll like you deserves, but I had time while my porn was downloading so I thought "what the hell?".