NV, an associate of the Dutch semiconductor company NXP, filed a patent infringement suit against the Research In Motion Ltd mountaineering the troubles of Blackberry makers.
The Dutch semi conductor company has alleged in its suit before the US District Court of Orlando, Florida that the data transmission and certain other features of RIM’s BlackBerry phone and Playbook tablet is an infringement to the patents issued to them in between 1997 and 2008.
In its suit NXP have demanded RIM to stop all the violations and to pay NXP the lost profit. According to Alexander Poltorak, a patent consultant the primary objective of the law suit filed by NXP is to extract some money from RIM, at a time when RIM is running at a loss.
Presently RIM is facing tough competitions from their business rivals Apple Inc and phones running on Google Inc’s Android. Further RIM had made a statement last week that it is planning to stop issuing financial forecasts and is planning to enter into partnership deeds and joint ventures.
According to the official sources RIM may take steps towards compromising the case so that it will not badly affect the market of their products. But from the trading on the Nasdaq point out the fact that RIM fell at a rate of $1.10, or 7.6 percent, to $13.27; and the NXP fell at a rate of 67 cents, or 2.6 percent, to $25.45.