Visto files patent infringement lawsuit against RIM

May 01 2006 - 12:26 PM ET | Research In Motion

Competing push email service provider Visto has filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion for patent infringement. Today's suit was filed after a victory last week in Visto's suit against Seven Networks.

Research In Motion is no stranger to lawsuits, the company made a $600 million settlement for a patent infringement suit earlier this year. The company's BlackBerry platform has millions of customers in the US.

“Based on Visto’s sweeping victory in court against Seven Networks on Friday, RIM must understand that there is no place in the mobile email space for this sort of behavior,” continued Bogosian [Visto’s Chairman, President and CEO]. “Under the law, which protects consumers from products that contain infringing technology, RIM should not be able to sell the BlackBerry system.”

Visto is accusing RIM of infringing on four of its patents:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,085,192 titled, “System And Method For Securely Synchronizing Multiple Copies Of A Workspace Element In A Network”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,023,708, titled “System And Method For Using A Global Translator To Synchronize Workspace Elements Across A Network”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,708,221 titled, “System And Method For Globally And Securely Accessing Unified Information In A Computer Network”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,151,606 titled, “System And Method For Using A Workspace Data Manager To Access, Manipulate And Synchronize Network Data”