Wednesday found RIM to be in the winning corner, as the UK Judge in London ruled in RIM’s favor. This ruling, of course, will not influence the Motorola lawsuit pending in the U.S., but gives us hope that perhaps it’s a sign that all will be dismissed.
The Judge in the London Court, Justice Richard Arnold, ruled that RIM did not infringe on one of Motorola’s patents-which had to do with email in both its systems. Motorola had also filed with the US International Trade Commission in New York last month on the same patent that was being disputed in London.
Motorola is alleging that RIM is continuing to sell its products using patents longer than what was agreed, from 2003 to 2007. They are citing that RIM has violated its proprietary wireless technology relating to WiFi access, user interface, and power management. They also alleging that the agreement with RIM expired in 2007 and RIM made no attempt to renew.
Motorola has requested of the US International Trade Commission to ban import and sale of infringing products by RIM. They have also sought a ban on marketing, advertising, demonstration, and warehousing of infringing products in the U.S. There’s are two U.S. cases to be held, one in NY where all mobile cases are filed, as well as in Texas.
I’m crossing my fingers that this case does affect the U.S. case, at least to give hope. One has to wonder if Motorola is truly upset over the so called infringements or if they are realizing the Droid isn’t touching the BlackBerry. Trying to ace out the competition by banning them seems a little overboard.
So who has an opinion how the US rulings will go?