RIM Sues German Patent Firm Over Radio Phone IP

Law360, New York (May 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Inc. sued a Germany-based intellectual property holder on Wednesday, hoping to stave off a lawsuit over three patents over radio apparatuses that could relate to cell phones.

According to RIM, IPCom GmbH & Co. KG is the assignee of three patents that could be used against the smartphone maker at some point.

One of the patents refers to a “synchronization method for a mobile radiotelephone.” Another patent refers to a “radio apparatus, especially a mobile telephone” and a third one is...
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