2nd Circ. Won't Revive Eatoni's Antitrust Suit Against RIM

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday shot down software maker Eatoni Ergonomics Inc.'s attempt to revive a suit claiming BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. broke antitrust laws when it backed out of a joint product development deal, saying the company hadn't made a legitimate antitrust claim.

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Eatoni had argued that the Canadian cellphone maker had attempted to monopolize the market for software-assisted “reduced QWERTY” keyboards for cellphones, after RIM pulled out of a collaboration to develop new reduced QWERTY technology.

The three-judge panel of...
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