A California jury directed Research in Motion to pay $147.2 million
in patent litigation over a remote management system for wireless
devices, according to the plaintiff Mformation Technologies Inc.
Mformation said the jury directed RIM to pay an $8 royalty for every
BlackBerry device connected to RIM's enterprise server software,
which brings the total award to $147.2 million.
The verdict comes at a bad time for RIM, whose stock has fallen more
than 70 percent in the past year as customers abandon the BlackBerry
in favor of Apple's iPhone and a slew of devices using Google's
RIM last month posted its first operating loss in eight years, and it
was much deeper than expected. The company also said it was cutting