RIM accuses Good of violating patents

Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry wireless device, said Wednesday that it has filed a complaint against rival Good Technology Inc. for allegedly infringing on four of its patents related to delivering and accessing wireless e-mail.

The move comes just three weeks after Good filed a peremptory suit against RIM, asking a California court for a declaratory judgment stating that it does not infringe upon RIM's patents. [See, "Startup sues RIM over wireless e-mail patent" May 28] Good, based in Sunnyvale, California, employs a wireless e-mail technology similar to that of RIM's.

Apparently undeterred by Good's suit, RIM filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging that the California company knowingly infringed upon its patents and asking for an injunction as well as damages.

No one from Good was immediately available to comment Wednesday.

RIM said that it will continue to review Good's products and services to see if there are any other possible patent violations.

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