RIM Sues Handspring for Patent Infringment
Research In Motion, maker of the Blackberry, has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Handspring. The suit claims that the keyboard on most Treo models violates a RIM patent, though no details are available at their point on exactly what about the Treo's keyboard RIM is complaining about. The company has patented every aspect of the Blackberry that it can and even holds a patent on the crescent shape that the keys are arranged in. A statement released by RIM late yesterday did not disclose what damages it is seeking.
RIM has been quite busy lately suing its competitors for patent infringement, though most of the suits have been against Good Technology, a company that is close to releasing a wireless device very similar to the Blackberry.
It just filed another suit against today, alleging Good "engaged in misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, tortious interference with contracts and prospective economic relations, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, breach of implied duty of good faith and fair dealing, and civil conspiracy."
Thanks to alex_mathews for the tip. -Ed
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