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BlackBerry wins patent suit

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BlackBerry wins patent suit
On Monday, BlackBerry won a patent infringement lawsuit against the company. In federal court in Florida, the jury found that the Canadian handset manufacturer did not infringe on three patents owned by Dutch semiconductor company NXP BV. The suit dates backs to 2012 when BlackBerry was known as Research In Motion. NXP accused the Canadian based company of using its patented technology in BlackBerry handsets and on BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. The patents involved were related to the design and data transmission on the devices.

The suit started out involving six patents, but half of those were dropped. Had BlackBerry lost, the decision could have played havoc with the company's financials considering that NXP would have been entitled to triple damages had it won. The trial began on March 24th and the jury required just one day of deliberation before reaching a decision. 

While BlackBerry had no comment, NXP said it was disappointed and would start "investigating all options for appeal."

source: Reuters

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posted on 07 Apr 2014, 19:48 3

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


BlackBerry can't afford to lose any money atm.. If the appeals go through, time to cross the fingers once again.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 20:07 2

2. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


I think nobody even cares.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 21:26 1

5. omar300 (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


why are you here?

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 21:36 3

7. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Why? because I've read the article, then came up with what I've posted above after reading it.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 06:18

10. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


I care.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 20:18 4

3. darkvadervip (Posts: 342; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


I'm not a blackberry fan but I'm glad they won

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 20:44

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6694; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Good for BB.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 21:31 2

6. wrm2013 (Posts: 187; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


In other news dinosaurs are extinct.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 22:37

8. o0Exia0o (Posts: 428; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


And with that comment you win the internet for the rest of the day! +1 to you.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 06:19

11. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


That comment has absolutely nothing to do with this article, wrm2013.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 06:17

9. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Good job, BlackBerry! Now you can focus on more pressing matters.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:11

12. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If they would have lost this....I believe this would have been it for BB. Reminds me some tech case years ago. Whoever it was, after they lost the lawsuit....they basically disappeared a few years later.

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