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RIM Faces $147 Million Fine In Lost Patent Suit

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RIM Faces $147 Million Fine In Lost Patent Suit

According to a ruling that came late Friday evening, RIM will pay $147 million in royalties to a company called Mformation for patent infringements via its BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Bloomberg reports. The royalties—charged at $8 for 18.4 million units—are levied on past sales RIM made to U.S. customers, the California court ruled. That's further bad news coming at a rough time for the company, which has Nokia gunning for it in court, an angsty board of directors, and a shrinking market share

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