RIM suffer again, this time ordered to pay $147 million over Mformation patent infringements

RIM has been ordered to hand over $147 million to Mformation over patent infringements.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jul 16 2012 1:18 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

If RIM weren't already having enough troubles from sticking their fingers in the constant holes popping up in their ship, today is yet another day for the company. Bloomberg are reporting that RIM are looking to hand over $147.2 million to a New Jersey-based mobile device management firm, Mformation.

RIM suffer again, this time ordered to pay $147 million over Mformation patent infringements | TweakTown.com

Back in 2008, Mformation filed a suit against RIM claiming that the company had infringed on two of their patents. Mformation alleges that RIM included patented functionality into their own product after preliminary talks didn't work. The jury sided with Mformation, and now Research in Motion are looking to shell out $8 for each of the 18.4 million devices in question, a bill of around $147.2 million.

But, RIM aren't looking to just hand over the cash, with their legal team already moving to have the verdict reversed. Is there anything else that can go wrong for RIM right now?

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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