The BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is in the process of being sued by a Dutch semiconductor company name NXP over patents infringement, reports Reuters, adding more trouble to the already troubled-hit company. The patents in question relate to design, data transmission and other features of the devices. An affiliate of NXP Semiconductors NV alleges that versions of RIM’s BlackBerry phone and PlayBook tablet infringed on patents issued to it between 1997 and 2008.
NXP demands a halt to the alleged infringements and seeks to recover what it claims as lost profit, reasonable royalties and triple damages for willful infringements. The company has not specified the exact number it wants to seek from the struggling smartphone maker, whose share price has dropped like from a cloud high about 80 percent in a year itself. NXP filed its lawsuit on Monday in the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Florida.