We told you back in June that Dolby had sued RIM for patent infringement on many of RIM’s products for using the HE AAC codec. RIM has been supporting the AAC codec for years but Dolby woke up and decided to sue. That lawsuit is now over according to the WSJ though the financial terms were not disclosed. You have to love when public lawsuits are used to get a company to pony up money. Here is what Dolby had to say:
"We are pleased to welcome RIM into Dolby’s family of mobile technology licensees. We believe in and will continue to protect the value of our intellectual property."
This is after their statement back in June:
“Litigation was regrettably our last resort after RIM declined to pay for the use of Dolby’s technology,” said Andy Sherman, executive vice president and general counsel of Dolby. “We have a duty to protect our intellectual property.”
That is one less patent worry for RIM…