EDISON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mformation® Technologies Inc., the market leader and innovator in mobile device management software, today announced it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Research In Motion Limited ("RIM"; NASDAQ: RIMM) and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Research In Motion Corporation. According to the complaint, Research In Motion and its subsidiary have infringed, and continue to infringe, two of Mformation's U.S. patents by making, using, and selling RIM's Blackberry® devices, and their management software. RIM's Blackberry® devices and associated software employ innovative systems and methods of remote device management invented by Mformation, and covered by Mformation's asserted patents: U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,970,917 and 7,343,408. As described in the complaint, Mformation disclosed details regarding these inventive systems and methods of remote device management to RIM during licensing discussions. 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 provides mobile device management solutions to mobile operators and enterprises around the globe. We firmly believe in the importance and value of innovation, and have invested significantly for many years in developing our industry leading device management technology. We are also committed to protecting our intellectual property as it is a core asset of our business when absolutely necessary,” said Mark Edwards, Mformation’s Chief Executive Officer.
Mobile device management is a growing field that is becoming increasingly important and complex as mobile devices increase in number and sophistication. Mformation is the leading provider of solutions that address all the device management needs of mobile operators. MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™ is the most comprehensive mobile device management solution available today, seamlessly extending the operator’s control from the network core to all of the mobile devices being used by their subscribers.
Mformation Technologies Inc. provides advanced mobile device management solutions to the largest and most demanding mobile operators around the globe. Mformation’s customers include more than 40 of the world’s most forward-thinking mobile operators, serving hundreds of millions of consumer and enterprise customers worldwide. Mformation employs more than 100 individuals in the United States, and more than 350 worldwide. Mformation's headquarters and research and development center is in Edison, New Jersey, near Bell Laboratories, where many of Mformation's inventors and technical professionals began their careers. Mformation serves its global customers through dedicated support offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Mformation has concentrated on developing and delivering ground-breaking device management solutions since it was founded in 1999, helping operators and service providers worldwide unlock the power of mobile networks and accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and services. Mformation is led by a management team of telecommunications and software executives with deep understanding of the challenges faced by mobile operators and service providers as they roll out increasingly sophisticated wireless devices and services.
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