RIM slapped with $147.2 million in damages from Mformation patent lawsuit

Jul 14, 2012 // No Comment // Categories: Business, Mobile, Tech.

RIM just keeps taking hard knocks in the patent arena. Just days after Nokia had its turn piling on extra infringement claims , device management developer Mformation Technologies has won a hefty $147.2 million verdict against RIM for allegedly violating a remote management patent. The damages amount to $8 for every BlackBerry linked up to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server up to a certain point — no small impact for a company whose lifeblood is business. About the only reprieve is an escape from future penalties, which would most certainly have soured the recovery efforts for a company already on the ropes . The crew from Waterloo hasn’t yet responded to the verdict, but it’s hard to picture the company leaving those kinds of damages to sit without an appeal.

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RIM slapped with $147.2 million in damages from Mformation patent lawsuit

RIM just keeps taking hard knocks in the patent arena. Just days after Nokia had its turn piling on extra infringement claims , device management developer Mformation Technologies has won a hefty $147.2 million verdict against RIM for allegedly violating a remote management patent. The damages amount to $8 for every BlackBerry linked up to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server up to a certain point — no small impact for a company whose lifeblood is business. About the only reprieve is an escape from future penalties, which would most certainly have soured the recovery efforts for a company already on the ropes . The crew from Waterloo hasn’t yet responded to the verdict, but it’s hard to picture the company leaving those kinds of damages to sit without an appeal. Filed under: Cellphones RIM slapped with $147.2 million in damages from Mformation patent lawsuit originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:52:00 EDT

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