|Legal Hassles Spread to Blackberry Competitors|
|Michelle Kessler (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 1 Feb 2006 14:45:13 -0600
By Michelle Kessler, USA TODAY|
Mobile e-mail addicts, already nervous about a lawsuit that threatens
Visto, a maker of mobile e-mail systems for cellphone carriers, sued
Customers shouldn't rush out to replace e-mail gadgets just because
"I don't know what's with this industry," he says. "The one viable
Visto, founded in 1996, has contracts with Cingular, Sprint and
Good won't release figures but is believed to be larger, Dulaney says.
Visto's attack on Good comes as a similar lawsuit against RIM reaches
Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM says it has a software workaround to keep
Now Visto wants to benefit, too. By casting doubt on Good's legal
"There are justifiable marketplace jitters about whether BlackBerry
Good says it can't comment until it has time to review the claims.
Visto also has patent lawsuits against Microsoft, Seven Networks and
On Wednesday, Visto plans to make a declaration in the RIM case
RIM-rival NTP has an equity stake in Visto. It also has a stake in Good.
The lawsuits raise questions about whether U.S. courts make it too
It also points out flaws in the often-overwhelmed patent office,
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