BlackBerry wins patent suit

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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12 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

2. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I think nobody even cares.

5. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

why are you here?

7. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

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

10. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I care.

3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Good for BB.

6. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

In other news dinosaurs are extinct.

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

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

11. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

9. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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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