Liz Gannes

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RIM Found Liable for $147M in Patent Suit

A San Francisco jury found on Friday that RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server infringed Mformation’s patented mobile device management software, meriting royalty payments of $147.2 million based on U.S. sales. In a statement, RIM — which just issued a gruesome first-quarter earnings report — said it doesn’t believe the Mformation patent in question is valid, and that it may appeal.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus