Case 2– Research in Motion- RIM
1. What were some of the challenges RIM faced to protect its Intellectual Property and how did RIM handle those challenges? There was a legal action between NTP and RIM over the intellectual property. RIM resolved the action. To protect its intellectual property, RIM agreed to pay $612.5 million to NTP Inc. to settle the fight. The dispute had threatened to end RIM's BlackBerry e-mail service to millions of users in the U.S. and has been the subject of a four-year patent battle between the two companies. Under the agreement, RIM received rights to NTP's patents going forward. RIM made a one-time payment to NTP. Even if the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office eventually overturned NTP's patents, NTP would not have to repay the $612.5 million. "There is no provision for the PTO re-exam. This is a full and final settlement," he said. RIM and NTP briefly agreed to settle the case for $450 million in March of 2005, but that deal later fell through. RIM thought the companies had come to a final agreement, but NTP believed the matter had never been finalized, and the litigation continued. 2. What were some of the industry factors that influenced RIM? •
Help Organizations Reduce "Information Squandering"
Balance Technology with Information
Contribute to and Shape the Discussion of Information Worker Productivity •
Support the Evolution of the Role of CIOs
Facilitate Development of the Information Savvy CEO
Help Shape the Next Generation of Information Professionals •
Monitor and Contribute to the High-Visibility Information Issues of the Day 3. Apply as many TCOs as you can to the RIM.
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