It is interesting to see RIM in the plaintiff role in trademark and patent infringement cases like this current one with Kik. The details have been scarce until now with RIM mostly staying silent and Kik denying all wrong doing. A bit back we got some more details on how RIM was suing Kik for confidentiality, trademark infringement, and patent infringement. Now thanks to Kik’s Statement of Defence and Counterclaim we know a little more about their side of the story.
You can read the whole PDF at this link but Kik is more or less claiming that their CEO did not have access to any RIM BBM source code or planning while working at RIM. They are also claiming that the only reason RIM has raised the issue is because of the “overnight success of Kik.”