Jury Hits RIM With $147M Verdict In Wireless Tech IP Fight

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 11:03 PM ET) -- A California federal jury on Friday returned a $147.2 million verdict against Research In Motion Ltd. for infringing Mformation Technologies Inc.'s wireless security technology patent with its BlackBerry phones.

The jury determined that RIM had infringed U.S. Patent Number 6,970,917 and that the company owed $8 in royalties for each of the 18.4 million units that infringed the patent.

The suit, launched in October 2008 after failed negotiations to partner with RIM on certain security technology, centers on RIM's BlackBerry versions 4.0 and 4.1, unveiled in...
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