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RIM Unit, Sony Bury Hatchet Over Encryption Patents

Law360 (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cryptography technology company Certicom Corp. has entered into a settlement agreement with Sony Corp. over a pair of encryption patents that were allegedly infringed by the Blu-ray technology found in many Sony products.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed the parties' stipulated motion to dismiss without prejudice on Wednesday, just over two months after BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. completed its acquisition of Certicom for $3 per share.

According to Ward's order, all claims and...
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