Research in Motion, who is no stranger to being on the wrong side of patent infringement cases, has a bit of good news to report.
A California judge as overturned the ruling that RIM infringed on patents held by New Jersey based mobile device management company Mformation Technologies and has vacated the $147.2 million in damages awarded to the company.
In a statement released by Research in Motion on August 10th, the company said “after considering motions presented by both parties as well as the jury verdict, the judge determined that RIM had not infringed on Mformation’s patent“.
There is a pretty good chance mFormation Technologies will appeal this ruling, but, for now, RIM is off the hook for damages, and, if the case does go back to trial, the previous verdict will not be reinstated…
This is good to see for RIM!