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Judge Overturns Patent Suit, Rules RIM Did Not Infringe 13

Posted by timothy
from the oh-canada dept.
New submitter ottdmk writes "You may recall this recent Slashdot story about Mformation being awarded 147.2 million dollars in a patent suit against RIM. Well, it appears a California appeals judge has disagreed with that verdict. As part of the ruling, if Mformation successfully appeals, the matter will go to a new trial instead of the jury award being restored."
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Judge Overturns Patent Suit, Rules RIM Did Not Infringe

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  • by Sulphur (1548251) on Friday August 10, 2012 @09:20PM (#40954147)

    Their receptionist Miss Mformation.

    • Their receptionist Miss Mformation.

      Shades of "TV or not TV" (Proctor & Bergmann)!

  • I must say i never had a black berry but i'd imagine this would be like if google got sued the day after the g1, my first smart phone, came out. And no I don't mean that to sound as insulting as it kind of does.
    • by tlhIngan (30335)

      I must say i never had a black berry but i'd imagine this would be like if google got sued the day after the g1, my first smart phone, came out. And no I don't mean that to sound as insulting as it kind of does.

      Which is why no patent troll ever sues on any infringement. There's no benefit to killing a product before it gets its legs, at least for patent trolls.

      A patent troll's motivation is money. If they go after a product that's barely on the market, there's hardly any to be made. OTOH, if they sue AFTER

  • by pubwvj (1045960) on Saturday August 11, 2012 @10:35AM (#40957457)

    Yes, thank you, Judge! Finally some good sense in this patent troll nonsense. Now to start forcing patent trolls to pay damages for their harassment.

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