Motorola seeks BlackBerry ban by ITC, claims 5 patents have been infringed on

Motorola seeks BlackBerry ban by ITC, claims 5 patents have been infringed on
Claiming that BlackBerry maker RIM is infringing on 5 of its patents, Motorola has filed a complaint with the ITC seeking a ban on BlackBerry imports. The 5 patents relate to "early stage innovations" developed by the Schaumburg based company in areas like Wi-Fi access, user interface, power management and application management that are now being used by RIM. Motorola claims that the patents allow for "more comprhensive connectivity, a better user experience and lower product costs". Motorola is asking for an investigation by the ITC into RIM's use of Motorola's patents. Motorola also wants the ITC to issue an Exclusion Order that would prevent RIM from importing infringing products, , ban RIM from selling infringing products already imported and halt the advertising, promoting, displaying and warehousing of inventory for distributing the infringing products.

Motorola's senior vp of intellectual property law, Jonathan Meyer, says, "Through its early-stage development of the cellular industry and billions of dollars spent on research and development, Motorola has created an industry-leading intellectual property portfolio that is respected by the entire telecommunications industry. In light of RIM's continued unlicensed use of Motorola's patents, RIM's use of delay tactics in our current patent litigation, and RIM's refusal to design out Motorola's proprietary technology, Motorola had no choice but to file a complaint with the ITC to halt RIM's continued infringement. Motorola will continue to take all necessary steps to protect its R&D and intellectual property, which are critical to the Company's business."

source: Motorola via Engadget

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5 Comments

1. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

ohh plz..whatever...babies cryin over spilt milk!!

2. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

It's the way of the industry right now.

3. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

I am so tired of this stuff... who cares! Someone will settle with someone else and walk away with some money or counter sue to start it all over again.

4. apthirdeye14

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Wow. So if you spent millions on r & d and someone else came along and took what you spent all that time and money on; you wouldn't be pissed? C'mon. If you guys are sick of it, then why read this article?

5. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Motorola should have gone bankrupt. End of story. They always make cheap ass phones and their bluetooth headsets are mediocre.

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