RIM sued over patent infringement over device management

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Research in Motion (RIM) has been sued by Mformation, a maker for management software for mobile devices, for infringing on patents it owns. The infringing patents, mentioned in the lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Northern California, were Patent Numbers 6,970,917 and 7,343,408; and they say that RIM is infringing on them by making, using and selling the BlackBerry devices and their software.

This is not the first time that RIM has been sued over patent infringement; with the most famous one being with NTP, a patent holding company, that threatened to shut down the BlackBerry service and the devices itself. That ended in 2006 with a settlement of $612.5 million.

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