RIM Charges Patent Infringement Against North Carolina Firm

A dispute over the popular Blackberry handheld device is at the centre of a patent infringement complaint filed by Research in Motion against Glenayre Electronics Inc.

The complaint alleges that Glenayre “has engaged in acts of patent infringement, trademark infringement, dilution, unfair competition and false advertising in connection with the development, marketing and sale of wireless handheld products,” RIM said in a press release issued Thursday morning.

The complaint was filed Wednesday with the United States District Court in Delaware.

RIM contends that North Carolina-based Glenayre violated U.S. federal patent laws by infringing on a recently-issued patent for the BlackBerry Single Mailbox Integration system.

The patent covers technology that lets Blackberry users get email messages simultaneously on their computer and wireless device using a single email address.


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