TORONTO (CP) – California-based Good Technology Inc. said Friday it has agreed to licence five patents from NTP Inc., the U.S. company that claims the rights to key technology used in Research In Motion’s BlackBerry products.

Good Technology offers “always on” push email communication services that competes with BlackBerry but offers their services on a variety of handset models by different manufacturers. NTP is the Virginia based holding company that currently is entangled in a legal battle with Research in Motion, claiming that RIM has infringed on several patents around remote email technology that they hold.