RIM Tries To Get Final Word On Xerox Patents
RIM seems to be a magnet for patent issues. While the company has been active with their lawyers suing any company that might come remotely close to infringing on any of their patents, they’re increasingly finding themselves on the receiving end of patent infringement claims. While they’re still battling with NNTP over patents, Xerox has been making noises about how RIM’s Blackberry system infringes on two of their patents. Trying to get the whole matter over with, RIM has filed a lawsuit to get Xerox’s patent claims ruled invalid, letting them ignore the matter and go on with their own patent infringement lawsuits.