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    HP should also make a patent infringement case against RIM for copying WebOS in their Playbook Device that would be so cool.
    Just Kill the company when it is down.
    Cheaters never prosper, RIM will learn the hard way.

    Dolby Sues RIM Over Patent Infringement, Aims To Halt Sales Of BlackBerry Devices

    Breaking - Dolby has just announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and Germany against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

    The lawsuits seek recovery of financial damages and injunctions to halt sales of “many RIM products” that Dolby claims infringes its patents.

    Founded in 1965 by Ray Dolby, Dolby Laboratories specializes in audio noise reduction and audio encoding/compression technology.

    According to Dolby, RIM infringes patents covering digital audio compression technologies which allow manufacturers and consumers to provide audio while using limited amounts of transmission and/or storage space for such audio.

    Dolby says its technologies provide the core of HE AAC (short for ‘High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding’), an international standard that it says is used in a ton of consumer electronics devices such as smartphones, portable music players and tablets to play back music that has been compressed to less than 10 percent of its original digital file size.

    In a press release, Dolby posits that the Canadian hardware and software maker employs its patented technologies in its Blackberry handsets and PlayBook tablet device, without having obtained licenses, adding that “all other major smartphone makers” have agreed to license the technologies that are the subject of this litigation.

    Dolby recently shared financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2011, reporting total revenue of $250 million. Licensing revenue was responsible for a staggering 86 percent, or roughly $215 million, of that revenue.

    “Litigation was regrettably our last resort after RIM declined to pay for the use of Dolby’s technology,” said Andy Sherman, executive vice president and general counsel of Dolby. “We have a duty to protect our intellectual property.”

    The wording suggests Dolby has been engaged in negotiations with Research In Motion for a while now, talks which have apparently not materialized in any patent licensing agreements.

    One lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The other, German lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Mannheim.

    We’ve reached out to RIM but haven’t heard back yet. We’ll update as soon as we learn more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KAPS View Post
    HP should also make a patent infringement case against RIM for copying WebOS in their Playbook Device that would be so cool.
    Just Kill the company when it is down.
    Cheaters never prosper, RIM will learn the hard way.

    Dolby Sues RIM Over Patent Infringement, Aims To Halt Sales Of BlackBerry Devices

    Breaking - Dolby has just announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and Germany against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

    The lawsuits seek recovery of financial damages and injunctions to halt sales of “many RIM products” that Dolby claims infringes its patents.

    Founded in 1965 by Ray Dolby, Dolby Laboratories specializes in audio noise reduction and audio encoding/compression technology.

    According to Dolby, RIM infringes patents covering digital audio compression technologies which allow manufacturers and consumers to provide audio while using limited amounts of transmission and/or storage space for such audio.

    Dolby says its technologies provide the core of HE AAC (short for ‘High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding’), an international standard that it says is used in a ton of consumer electronics devices such as smartphones, portable music players and tablets to play back music that has been compressed to less than 10 percent of its original digital file size.

    In a press release, Dolby posits that the Canadian hardware and software maker employs its patented technologies in its Blackberry handsets and PlayBook tablet device, without having obtained licenses, adding that “all other major smartphone makers” have agreed to license the technologies that are the subject of this litigation.

    Dolby recently shared financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2011, reporting total revenue of $250 million. Licensing revenue was responsible for a staggering 86 percent, or roughly $215 million, of that revenue.

    “Litigation was regrettably our last resort after RIM declined to pay for the use of Dolby’s technology,” said Andy Sherman, executive vice president and general counsel of Dolby. “We have a duty to protect our intellectual property.”

    The wording suggests Dolby has been engaged in negotiations with Research In Motion for a while now, talks which have apparently not materialized in any patent licensing agreements.

    One lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The other, German lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Mannheim.

    We’ve reached out to RIM but haven’t heard back yet. We’ll update as soon as we learn more.
    There were sales of BBerry devices to begin with?... Burrrrrn!

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    That awesome cellphone sound quality is blamed on Dolby? Maybe they are suing for bringing their name down?
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    it looks like RIM is just going around and stealing from anyone they can.
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    I say instead of halting sales of playbook, have them give a royalty
    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emceesquared View Post
    it looks like RIM is just going around and stealing from anyone they can.
    Well, they are Canadian....
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    I know webOS supports at least some form of AAC, since I encode my Ampache stream to it for use in Ampachpre/Ampache Mobile. So don't be too happy about this. We *could* be next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sketch42 View Post
    There were sales of BBerry devices to begin with?... Burrrrrn!

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    The best comment of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sketch42 View Post
    There were sales of BBerry devices to begin with?... Burrrrrn!

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    Probably about 100 X the sales of HP/WebOS phones.. burrrrrnnn!



    When you read articles of smartphone sales, WebOS/HP are rarely mentioned, apparently they either "will be happy with 3%" or "are planning a sneak attack" on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genearch View Post
    Probably about 100 X the sales of HP/WebOS phones.. burrrrrnnn!



    When you read articles of smartphone sales, WebOS/HP are rarely mentioned, apparently they either "will be happy with 3%" or "are planning a sneak attack" on the market.
    I think you are wrong, If HP has 3% market share, Blackberry has around 27% market share so RIM sales will be around 10X HP phones.
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    They are well below 3%% now. BB has much higher penetration and has an OS that gets it'w own mention in comparisons.

    As you state KAPS, WebOS on the other hand is listed under "others"...........

    HP has it's work cut out for them. I want them to succeed beyond my wildest imagination, but frankly as a bettin' man I would put no coin on 'em.
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    People in glass houses......
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    Quote Originally Posted by genearch View Post
    People in glass houses......
    There is a difference between moving into a glass house (RIM) and moving out of one (webOS HP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sketch42 View Post
    There is a difference between moving into a glass house (RIM) and moving out of one (webOS HP)

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    Webos HP is not moving yet, they are still packing.
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    they are not worried about webos because they such a small share of the market, it is like a donation to a poor charity

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