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Dolby suing RIM over Patent Infringement


Dolby has decided to sue Waterloo-based RIM for infringing on their patents. In a press release today Dolby stated that they “seek recovery of financial damages and injunctions to halt sales of the many RIM products that infringe Dolby’s patents”.

Apparently RIM is using Dolby’s digital audio compression technology in the Playbook and their smartphones. According to Dolby this patented technology outputs “high quality audio while using extremely limited amounts of transmission and/or storage space”. The downside is that “all other major smart phone makers have agreed to license the Dolby technologies”, but for some reason RIM opted to do otherwise. “Litigation was regrettably our last resort after RIM declined to pay for the use of Dolby’s technology”.

Clearly not good news for RIM.

Source: BusinessWire
Via: BerryReview

  • Vlad M.

    Dolby ought to be sued by Apple for stealing sound tech. RIM too.

  • robelussuckmysack

    APPLE IS NOT THE FIRST IN EVERY BLOODY INVENTION U TROLL! WHEN WILL GET THROUGH UR THICK SKULL THAT APPLE STOLE MOST OF THE STUFF FROM OTHER CORPORATIONS???

    • Vlad M.

      YES THEY ARE. STOP TROLLING. APPLE IS THE CENTRE OF INNOVATION IN THIS WORLD! EVERYONE STEALS FROM APPLE.

  • Milpool

    Everyone is suing everyone else these days. I understand that you have to protect your intellectual property, but wow, we live in a far too litigious society.

  • sookster54

    Saw on a talk show last night “In the United States, what do you do?” and answer was “you sue”. seems every single business in N America is sue happy these days, find every way to get quick money thanks to the stupid recession that’s affecting all of us.

  • Hi

    Boring news, more suing here and there.

  • Lucas

    Who cares… Boston SUCKS.

  • strikerx

    well, vancouvers losing… and leave rim alon i want my bb bold 9900 already..

  • Stan Jude Patrao

    yo bro apple is the s**t! apple is gonna rule the world!

  • Saffant

    Oh look… Vlad’s back.

  • Thomas Larouche

    Canucks played like a*s like games. They don’t deserve the cup.

  • robelussuckmysack

    @ VLAd OMG APPLE IS NOT THE CENTRE. U KNOW WHY? WHO CAME UP WITH THE FIRST SMARTPHONE? Blackberry. THE FIRST OS? Microsoft. SHUT THE HELL UP IF U DONT KNOW INNOVATION? d*****s

  • Raz

    don’t feed the troll

  • EraqEE

    I’m pretty sure they’ll reach some sort of settlement, as usual.

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