Motorola Sued By RIM
Adding to months of bad news, erstwhile mobile phone giant Motorola was sued Monday by BlackBerry maker Research in Motion for patent infringement, Reuters reported. Motorola, meanwhile, has filed a countersuit.
RIM’s suit alleges that Motorola infringed on its patents and demanded “exorbitant” fees, on technology that enables Wi-Fi use by mobile phones. Motorola, in turn, alleges that it is RIM who has infringed on its patents. The two companies reached a cross-license agreement in 2003, but it was not renewed.
The suit by RIM was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, a jurisdiction that has traditionally been a hotbed of patent claims. Motorola sued in both Texas and Delaware.