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BlackBerry maker RIM fined $147M in patent case
 
If the report is true that Research in Motion is planning to sell its Blackberry-making division, Facebook might be RIM's best option for a buyer.
If the report is true that Research in Motion is planning to sell its Blackberry-making division, Facebook might be RIM's best option for a buyer.
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A federal jury has ordered BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) to pay $147.2 million in damages to Mformation Technologies Inc for patent infringement. Mformation, of Edison, N.J., sued RIM in October 2008, alleging that it had infringed on an invention for remotely managing wireless devices. Mformation's software allows companies to access employee cell phones for upgrades, to change passwords, or to wipe data from stolen phones.

 

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