by CIO Staff

RIM Rival Slapped With Patent Suit

Jan 31, 20061 min
IT Leadership

On Tuesday, wireless e-mail vendor Visto filed suit against Good Technology for allegedly infringing on four patents it holds for wirelessly sending data over a network, CNET reports.

Visto and Good Technology are two of a handful of vendors looking to steal away some of Research In Motion’s customer base while the company plays out another patent suit filed against them by NTP.  Read BlackBerry Battle Opens Doors for Competitors for more on the war of the handheld vendors.

Visto is seeking a permanent injunction on Good Technology’s GoodLink software, the software that powers Good’s system.  NTP requested a similar injunction to halt BlackBerry sales and service in the U.S.

The suit against Good Technology was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

“Until we’ve had an opportunity to review the complaint, we’re not in a position to comment on it,” said a Good Technology representative.

Read BlackBerry on the Edge for CIO’s ongoing coverage of the RIM/NTP patent battle.

-Al Sacco