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Jury Clears BlackBerry in NXP Patent Infringement Case

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BlackBerry just got another nice win in their legal battles today. They have successfully defended themselves against a patent infringement case from NXP BV in Florida. The jury found both that BlackBerry did not violate the patents AND that said patents were also invalid. Its a double win. Here is what they had to say about the win:

"While this is a victory for BlackBerry, we look forward to a time when technology companies will no longer be forced to spend huge amounts of time and money defending frivolous patent cases such as these, and instead invest their resources to drive innovation. Until then, we will vigorously defend our intellectual property rights and contest all meritless claims."

I concur… Check out the full details below:

BlackBerry Wins Patent Infringement Case

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 7, 2014) – BlackBerry(R) Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that a federal jury ruled in favor of BlackBerry in a patent infringement case brought by NXP BV in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division. The verdict was a sweeping victory for BlackBerry, as the jury found both that BlackBerry did not infringe NXP’s patents, and that the patents NXP asserted against BlackBerry are invalid.
"We are pleased with the jury’s verdict," said Steve Zipperstein, Chief Legal Officer at BlackBerry. "While this is a victory for BlackBerry, we look forward to a time when technology companies will no longer be forced to spend huge amounts of time and money defending frivolous patent cases such as these, and instead invest their resources to drive innovation. Until then, we will vigorously defend our intellectual property rights and contest all meritless claims."
About BlackBerry
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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  1. Great, now we can stop moving backwards in a hurry…

  2. You have to wonder had the suit been brought in East Texas (land of patent troll friendly courts and judges) if the result would have been different?

    Glad this one worked out for the innovator rather than the troll though.

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