Seven-Year Court Battle Ends with Victory for BlackBerry

After nearly seven years of litigation, a top US appeals court has ruled that BlackBerry did not infringe on patents owned by Delaware-based Mformation Technologies.

In July 2012 it was ruled in California that the Canadian smartphone maker had to pay Mformation $150 million after the US firm sued BlackBerry in 2008 for infringing on a process that remotely manages a mobile device over a wireless network.

“We look forward to a time when technology companies will no longer be forced to spend huge amounts of time and money defending frivolous patent cases such as these, and instead invest their resources to drive innovation,” a BlackBerry spokesperson is quoted as saying in response to the final ruling.