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Latest Mobile Lawsuit Affects Nearly Everyone But BlackBerry

Patent-holding company NTP filed suit today against just about every the big name in the mobile devices business — Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT), HTC, LG (SEO: 066570) and Motorola.

That is, everyone but RIM (NSDQ: RIMM), which already settled with the company for more than $600 million in 2006.

Recognizing that the BlackBerry-maker had already paid up, shareholders pushed the company’s stock up $3.21, or about 6.5 percent, to $52.67 in early afternoon trading.

The suits were filed late Thursday afternoon in federal district court in Richmond, Va., and allege that the the cellphone e-mail systems of those companies are illegally using NTP

One Response to “Latest Mobile Lawsuit Affects Nearly Everyone But BlackBerry”

  1. How silly of me, but I was under the impression that Nokia was the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer & commanded nearly 40% maret share globally.
    Regardless of your opinions on the fumbling giant, as a decent writer you should have included them as exempt from the lawsuit.