NXP Sues RIM for Devices with Circuits
NXP [NCE] filed suit against Research in Motion (RIM), alleging that RIM’s smartphones and tablets infringe six patents that relate to computer bus systems, mobile handsets with GPS receivers, and circuit manufacturing and design. In 2008, NXP filed patent suits against LSI and Agere; the suit filed against RIM is the first in which NXP has asserted patents against a non-competitor. Four of the patents-in-suit originated with VLSI Technology and were assigned to NXP by Philips Semiconductor. The remaining two in-suit-patents originated with Philips Semiconductor and were assigned to NXP by Philips Electronics in April 2008 and November 2006. 4/2, Middle District of Florida, Judge Anne C. Conway, 6:12cv00498.