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Mformation sues RIM for patent infringement

A shareholder uses his Blackberry while waiting for the Research In Motion annual meeting to begin in Waterloo, July 17, 2007. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski

TORONTO (Reuters) - Handset management software firm Mformation Technologies said on Friday it has sued BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, claiming patent infringement.

New Jersey-based Mformation claims RIM has infringed two of its patents by making and selling the BlackBerry and the BlackBerry’s management software. It did not specify what remedies it is seeking.

“After refusing to license Mformation’s disclosed systems and software, RIM modified its BlackBerry software to include Mformation’s patented systems and methods of remote management,” Mformation said.

RIM was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Rob Wilson

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