BlackBerry now has a new patent for tactile keypad overlay

Back on August 24, 2012, BlackBerry submitted a patent tactile keypad. This tactile keypad is what we have been hearing the BlackBerry Windermere will have. “BlackBerry Windermere does in fact have only three rows of keys that are touch sensitive. What do we mean by this the physical keys will be touch sensitive that will […]

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Patent Issued for Advanced User Interface Operations in a Dual-Mode Wireless Device

This patent was filed on September 14, 2012 and was published online on December 31, 2013. From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: “The present invention relates generally to mobile communication devices or stations and more particularly to user interface applications for dual-mode communication mobile devices or stations. “While the […]

BlackBerry Keyboard Lookalikes, Typo Product, Is Going To Defend Themselves Against The Newly Filed Lawsuit

I saw an article on this a few weeks ago and my first thought was that it looked exactly like a BlackBerry keyboard. I also thought that it might possibly be illegal to market a product that is a copy of another. Since I am no lawyer I obviously didn’t know if it is something […]

Here We Go It’s Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Sony and Ericsson Vs Google, Samsung, HTC And Huawei, This Time It’s About Patents

Rockstar, who owns Nortel’s patents is going to fight a patent infringement along with Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony. They are accusing Google, HTC, Huawei of 7 patent infringements. The patents are related to “help match internet search terms with relevant advertising.” Back when Nortel’s patents were for sale, Google was one of the […]

BlackBerry Patent Shows Sliding Keyboard

This patent was filed last year in Feb 2012. It’s like a cousin to the Torch. It looks a bit odd to me. Maybe a little bulky. The keyboard is pushed into internal storage within the phone. I don’t know if the execution would work out too well, too many moving breakable parts. Which is […]

BlackBerry’s New CLO Is Fighting Back

BlackBerry always seems to be fighting off one lawsuit or another. Usually it has to do with patents. Their new Chief Legal Officer, Steve Zipperstein, is fighting back. And winning in the process. Remember Mformation? They had the patent lawsuit that BlackBerry initially lost? It was Mr. Zipperstein who appealed it and won! That case […]

Is BlackBerry working on a BlackBerry 10 QWERTY slider?

Now this is interesting! BlackBerry has been awarded a patent for a portrait QWERTY slider. This patent as filed back in December 2011 and shows a portrait QWERTY slider. Could this be BlackBerry’s Torch line up for Blackberry 10? Only one way to tell, we will have to wait and see.. You can learn more […]

Patent Application Shows Dual-Screen BlackBerry

  As innovative as BlackBerry is this patent application for a dual-screen BlackBerry really does not surprise me one bit. Now what is interesting is the fact that the patent shows dual-screens. The dual-screens in this patent would see touch gestures that run across both displays. Now again this is just on a paten application […]

Nokia and RIM enter into new patent license agreement

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has entered into a new patent license agreement with Research In Motion. The agreement will result in settlement of all existing patent litigation between the companies and withdrawal of pending actions in the US, UK and Canada related to a recent arbitration tribunal decision. The financial structure of the agreement includes […]

RIM Patenting their Way toward Mobile Computing, with Smartphone Docking Station

A another day, another patent from RIM. I drew up a very similar concept months ago, but it’s good to see RIM has implemented the idea into their IP portfolio. The idea is not new to RIM it just gives the phone larger screen real-estate and more battery power to get things done, a mobile businessness mans ultimate accessory. […]

Nokia Trying to Block Sale of BlackBerry Phones With Wi-Fi in the US

In another reminder of how arbitrary the patent system in this country has become, as seen by BerryReview, spotted by CIO.com “Nokia is petitioning a California court to enforce the terms of an arbitration award completed in Stockholm, Sweden. According to Nokia, RIM “is not entitled to manufacture or sell products compatible with the WLAN standard without […]

New RIM Patent for Selectively Performing Proxy Services!

RIM has published a patent describing a method and system for selectively performing proxy services on a server. A communications device is configured to transmit requests for content to the server, and the server is configured to selectively perform one or more proxy services, wherein the requests conform to a protocol. The disclosure provides a protocol request that includes one […]

New RIM Patent Shows a Concealed Keyboard on a Tablet

Way back on February 25, 2011 Research In Motion filed for a patent describing a concealed keyboard on a mobile device. The patent shows the above image which appears to be some sort of tablet, maybe a next generation PlayBook. The keyboard appears to be very similar to the current BlackBerry PlayBook keyboard which makes […]

Judge Overturns Verdict In Mformation Case Against RIM

Score one for RIM! Considering all the flack and cases brought against RIM, it’s nice that they are winning one for once. The Mformation case was overturned because a judge did not agree with the jury’s verdict. This would have been a huge financial loss to RIM. hit the break for the full press release!

New and Innovative Patents from RIM for Would Support Thermal Imaging

Talk about an Innovative way to use your BlackBerry camera! Research In Motion has requested a new patent application titled Thermographic Augmented Reality Display in an Electronic Device.” This patent would mean that you could use your BlackBerry camera in many way you and I would have never even thought would be possible. Basically this patent […]

RIM Files Patent on Emotion Input While Messaging

Here is an interesting patent Research In Motion has  recently filed for, the patent covers a new and possible revolutionary form of input to a device while messaging someone. Think about it like this you are extremely upset at your friend for cracking the screen on your PlayBook and not telling you about it. You […]

RIM Granted Patent for BlackBerry 10 Keyboard

  Mobile LinkResearch In Motion has been granted a new patent today that is based on the BlackBerry 10 predictive keyboard. As you can see in the video the BlackBerry 10 keyboard will predict the words as the user is typing on the device. You can read more about this patent by visiting USPTO or […]

RIM’s Latest Patent Enables CAPTCHA to Access Device While on the Move

RIM’s latest patent is a very unique one to say the least. We have seen numerous applications that disables the device to a point while you are in motion, now RIM is jumping on that ship with their latest patent “Motion-based disabling of messaging on wireless communications device.”

Kodak Receives Notice of Initial Determination in ITC Patent Infringement Action against Apple and Research In Motion

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Eastman Kodak Company today announced that it has received notice of the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) initial determination in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) action brought by Kodak against Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Limited (RIM). The ALJ concluded that the Apple iPhone 3G and […]

Battery Charging Holster Being Patented by RIM

It seems that no more than a few days can go by before Research in Motions announces their intent to patent yet another item. Here’s the latest patent RIM (hopefully) has in store for us! This patent supposedly has batteries built in to the holster that recharges your own BlackBerry battery when you slip it […]