Wi-LAN Sues Research In Motion for Infringing Bluetooth Patent

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Wi-LAN has filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion for infringing a patent that relates to Bluetooth technology, the company revealed this morning. Wi-LAN filed its suit in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The patent licensing company licenses its intellectual property to over 250 companies. RIM, it argues, has infringed on US Patent No. 6,620,168.

The Waterloo-based BlackBerry maker isn't the only target of Wi-LAN, however. The company has also filed patent alwsuits against HTC, Sierra Waireless, and even Apple just last week over LTE mobile technology.

Wi-LAN alleges that several of RIM's devices use technology that is patented by it, including the Bold, Torch, and Pearl, as well as the PlayBook tablet. The amount in damages Wi-LAN is seeking is currently unspecified, but we know it's also after permanent injunctions to block RIM from patent infringement.

Wi-LAN has sued RIM earlier this year for two patents involving frequency sharing and “A Device for composing or editing a string of characters.” The company alleged RIM had "irreparably and monetarily" harmed it.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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