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RIM in patent suit over BlackBerry e-mail

updated 11:15 am EST, Fri December 21, 2007

RIM Sued by TeleComSys

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) today revealed that it has begun a lawsuit against BlackBerry creator Research in Motion for patent infringement. The complaint from the Maryland-based company alleges that RIM is violating a patent for a universal wireless e-mail reader by making available a multi-network mail client that can check multiple services at once and at different intervals; TCS has been negotiating with RIM to license the technology but chose to sue once discussions proved unsuccessful, according to the complaint.

The Waterloo, Canada-based BlackBerry designer has not formally responded to the lawsuit but is expected to dispute the accusation and bring the matter to court if a settlement is not reached ahead of a trial. TCS has so far declined to provide additional comment and has not brought suit against other smartphone software manufacturers such as Apple or Microsoft, many of which also produce mobile e-mail software that checks multiple accounts. [via ZDNet]



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