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Research In Motion sued for patent infringement regarding "Emoticon Input Method and Apparatus"

Research In Motion sued for patent infringement regarding "Emoticon Input Method and Apparatus"

Adam Zeis 88

A patent here, a lawsuit there. RIM's latest patent issues fall to their use of Emoticons on devices. Varia Holdings LLC is suing Research In Motion for infringing on a patent for Emoticon Input Method and Apparatus -- or simply put, using emoticons -- which is obviously a big part of BlackBerry devices. The original patent states in part that: A mobile communication device having...

RIM awarded patent for "pattern tap to unlock", actively testing on BlackBerry 7.1 devices

RIM awarded patent for "pattern tap to unlock", actively testing on BlackBerry 7.1 devices

Bla1ze 27

When it comes to patents, many companies often attempt to patent some strange things that will never see the light of day. But often times, those elborate patents cover some basic things that do manage to be put into use and such is the case with one of RIM recently awarded patents. In 2006, RIM applied for patent #8,125,312: System and method for locking and unlocking access to an...