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Facebook, RIM, BofA Hit With Messaging Patent Suit

Law360 (March 16, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT) -- Unified Messaging Solutions LLC slapped a slew of defendants — including Facebook Inc., Bank of America NA, Research In Motion Ltd., Match.com Inc. and Reliant Energy Inc. — with a lawsuit in Texas on Tuesday, asserting patents related to delivering and managing online messages.

Acacia Research Corp. subsidiary Unified Messaging filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, targeting more than two dozen defendants including energy companies, banks, and online dating and networking sites.

The defendants infringed the patents-in-suit through...
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