RIM gets hit with another patent lawsuit

Visto notched a win against Seven late last week in a patent infringement lawsuit. Now it has its sights on Research In Motion, filing a lawsuit against the mobile email company for violating the same patents its claims Seven did. A federal jury in Texas awarded Visto $3.6 million and agreed with Visto that Seven's service violates five claims and three separate Visto patents that involve methods for securely synchronizing information across a wireless network and remotely managing email. Of course, RIM says Visto's patents are invalid. How will RIM handle this one? I'm sure RIM learned some lessons in its fight with NTP. Visto has sued other companies for patent infringement, accusing Microsoft of infringing three patents in December, and it sued Good Technology in January, claiming that products and services used in Palm's Treo devices infringed four patents.

To read more about Visto's lawsuit against RIM:
- check out this article in RCR Wireless News