RIM and Motorola resolve exclusive rights dispute

The handset business is beset even more than usual by patents lawsuits, but one, at least, has been settled, with RIM and Motorola finish litigation. The BlackBerry maker has decided to pay Motorola a one-time fee as well as continuing royalties, while exact terms were not disclosed.
RIM and MotorolaThe dispute began when a previous cross-licensing agreement expired in 2007, a time when the 2 firms were both looking for a new plan for the burgeoning smartphone market. The patent relate to 2G, 3G and 4G standards, Wi-Fi and wireless email. The pact also includes the transfer of some patents.

RIM has frequently be involved in IPR lawsuit, notably when it paid $612.5m in 2006 to end a long running war with patent troll NTP. The key litigation in the current market, though, concern Apple, which has locked horns with Nokia and HTC.