Patent Law

Judge Tosses Out Patent Judgment Against Blackberry Manufacturer

Vacates $147 million fine against Research in Motion.

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In a bit of good news for the troubled Research in Motion, a California judge this week threw out a $147.2 million patent judgment against the BlackBerry maker.

In reviewing the case, the judge decided that RIM had not infringed on a patent for wireless mobile device management via BlackBerry Enterprise Server and vacated the nearly $150 million fine.