Wi-LAN Says BlackBerry Functions Violate Patents

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 9:17 PM EST) -- Wi-LAN Inc. sued Research in Motion Ltd. in a Florida federal court Friday, alleging several models of RIM's BlackBerry phones infringe two of the company's patents.

One patent covers a frequency hopping system used by the phones in Bluetooth communications and the other covers the phones' character selection interface, according to the complaint.

BlackBerry users automatically invoke frequency hopping when they use the phones' Bluetooth feature, the suit alleges. When users press the "sym" key on BlackBerry Bold, Torch, Curve and Pearl models, the phones bring...
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