RIM and Motorola sue each other in silly patent dispute

Summary:Note: This post is duplicated on my IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband blog.Just within the last few days, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and Motorola have sued each other for Patent infringement.

Note: This post is duplicated on my IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband blog.

Just within the last few days, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and Motorola have sued each other for Patent uspto-seal.jpg infringement.

Motorola's big issue seems to be a feeling that in most of its 8xxx series models, RIM's method of storing contact info in wireless emails, and its ability to recognize incoming phone numbers are tantamount to infringement.

RIM fired back, accusing, by implication, Motorola's Q email phone of offering thumb keyboards awfully similar to several BlackBerry models.

RIM also says that Motorola's patent royalty fee structure is "exorbitant."

I have to tell you that some of the capabilities each company is suing each other about seem rather established, and yes, generic to me.

Hate to use the "t" (as in troll) word, but this really sounds like a neh-neh fight you sometimes see in and around sandboxes.

What do you think?

Topics: Wi-Fi, BlackBerry, Collaboration, Hardware, Legal, Mobility, Networking, Telcos, Unified Comms

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