Good news for RIM: Judge overturns $147.2 million patent infringement ruling
The California judge reviewed the evidence and decided to reverse the original verdict which forced RIM to pay $8 in royalty for every BlackBerry device that connects to its Enterprise Server software. The original wireless patent case dates all the way back to 2008. RIM said that it's motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) was granted as the judge felt that the guilty verdict was not supported by the evidence.
After listening to some motions filed by Mformation and RIM, the judge decided that RIM did not infringe on Mformation's patents and vacated the entire $147.2 million judgment. Good news for RIM in a year that has seen nothing but heartache for the beleaguered company. So how will RIM celebrate? Party at Thorsten Heins' house, BYOB (Bring your own BlackBerry). Just kidding.
source: TheNextWeb via IntoMobile
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 329; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
great new for RIM- they should use this cash as compensation packages for their employees that they are letting go. Both co-ceos got millions for driving the company into the ground and the current CEO will get millions if RIM goes bankrupt or is purchased. So they should give this cash as compensation to their employees who will lose their jobs. Its the morally right thing to do. However knowing how corporate greed operates the little worker will always get shafted!!! really sad.
3. ibap (Posts: 650; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Can we get the same judge for the Apple-Samsung case?
4. darktranquillity (Posts: 282; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
But at the end of the day, court orders can't save RIM.
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5178; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Patent trolls are assholes. Glad the judge gives them a break
7. kingstandup (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Good for RIM...but as someone else already mentioned in this very same comment chain, court orders won't save the company. They should look at this as some sort of sign of luck and start running with it. Use that money to start investing in creating a winning brand again.
8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
great news for RIM... im ready for a BB10 device now!!!! with all the killer specs!!!
9. steelicon (Posts: 302; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Great news for RIM! We are counting on you, in many more ways than one! RIM CEO do your best to make RIM a success NOW!
10. joey_sfb (Posts: 1484; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Good news indeed! Really hate patent troll that did not sell any viable product or service. That's 8 dollar they are asking are in fact day light robbery on RIM users.