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Encyclopedia > Research In Motion
Research In Motion Limited
Type Public
TSX: RIM, NASDAQRIMM
Founded Waterloo, Ontario (1984)
Headquarters Flag of Canada Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Key people Mike Lazaridis, founder and co-CEO
Jim Balsillie, co-CEO
Dennis Kavelman, CFO
Industry wireless handheld communication products
Products BlackBerry, [email protected] pager
Revenue Image:green up.png US$3.04 billion (fiscal 2006)
Employees 6,000 (Q1 2007)
Slogan Always On, Always Connected
Website www.rim.com

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQRIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. It is best known as the developer of the BlackBerry handheld communication device. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “TSX” redirects here. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... Mike Lazaridis Mihalis (Michael) Lazaridis (born 1961, Istanbul, Turkey) is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the wildly popular BlackBerry Wireless Handheld (similar to a PDA but with more emphases on communication functions). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... James L. (Jim) Balsillie, B.Comm, MBA, LL.D, FCA was born on February 3, 1961 in Seaforth, Ontario, but raised in Peterborough, Ontario where his family relocated in 1966. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... This article is about the wireless e-mail device. ... [email protected] Pager RAMfirst Interactive Paging(sm) BellSouth Interactive Paging(sm) The [email protected] Pager, introduced in 1995 by Research in Motion (RIM), allowed users to receive and send messages over the internet via a wireless data network known as Mobitex. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial statements in businesses and other organizations. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about work. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial statements in businesses and other organizations. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... “TSX” redirects here. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... For the use of the term in networking, see Wireless networking. ... This article is about the wireless e-mail device. ... For the Bobby Womack album, see Communication (1972 album). ...


RIM is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, and is a sponsor of RIM Park in the northeast of the city. It was founded by Mike Lazaridis, who currently serves as its co-CEO along with Jim Balsillie. , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... RIM Park is a 500-acre city park facility on the northeast side of the city of Waterloo, Ontario. ... Mike Lazaridis Mihalis (Michael) Lazaridis (born 1961, Istanbul, Turkey) is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the wildly popular BlackBerry Wireless Handheld (similar to a PDA but with more emphases on communication functions). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... James L. (Jim) Balsillie, B.Comm, MBA, LL.D, FCA was born on February 3, 1961 in Seaforth, Ontario, but raised in Peterborough, Ontario where his family relocated in 1966. ...


RIM develops its own software for its devices, using C++ and Java technology. RIM also develops and sells embedded wireless data components. C++ (pronounced see plus plus, IPA: ) is a general-purpose programming language with high-level and low-level capabilities. ... The Java platform is the name for a bundle of related programs, or platform, from Sun Microsystems which allow for developing and running programs written in the Java programming language. ... In mathematics, see embedding. ...

Contents

History

Prior to the manufacture of the BlackBerry, RIM worked with RAM Mobile Data and Ericsson to turn the Ericsson-developed Mobitex wireless data network into a two-way paging and wireless e-mail network. Pivotal in this development was the release of the [email protected] pager 950, which started shipping in August 1998. About the size of a bar of soap, this device competed against the SkyTel two-way paging network developed by Motorola. RAM Mobile Data was originally founded by RAM Broadcasting Corporation as American Mobile Data Communications, Inc. ... Ericsson () NASDAQ: ERIC. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is a leading provider of communications networks, related services and handset technology platforms. ... Cingular Interactive Truck at Ground Zero on 9/11/2001 Mobitex Network Design Mobitex is an OSI based open standard, national public access wireless data network first introduced in 1991 by carriers RAM Mobile Data and in Canada 1990 by Rogers Cantel. ... For terminal pagers, see more (Unix) or less (Unix). ... For the use of the term in networking, see Wireless networking. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... [email protected] Pager RAMfirst Interactive Paging(sm) BellSouth Interactive Paging(sm) The [email protected] Pager, introduced in 1995 by Research in Motion (RIM), allowed users to receive and send messages over the internet via a wireless data network known as Mobitex. ... See also: Other events of 1998 List of years in science . ... Motorola Inc. ...



Since then, RIM has released a variety of devices running on GSM, CDMA, and Motorola iDEN networks. The ubiquity of these BlackBerry devices in the corporate environment and the compulsive use of its ability to quickly send and receive e-mail has earned it the nickname "Crackberry" as users feel they can not live without it. Global System for Mobile communications (GSM: originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile) is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. ... General Information Generically (as a multiplexing scheme), code division multiple access (CDMA) is any use of any form of spread spectrum by multiple transmitters to send to the same receiver on the same frequency channel at the same time without harmful interference. ... Motorola Inc. ... The title of this article is incorrect because of technical limitations. ...


In 2007, RIM was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine, the only wireless technology company to receive this honour.[1] Canadas Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes the best places in Canada to work. ... A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ...


Patent litigation

Since the turn of the century, RIM has been embroiled in a series of suits relating to alleged patent infringement. .[2] Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ...


RIM v Glenayre

In 2001, Research in Motion sued competitor Glenayre Electronics[3] Inc for patent infringement, partly in response to an earlier infringement suit filed by Glenayre against RIM. RIM sought an injunction to prevent Glenayre from infringing RIM's patents.[4] The suit was ultimately settled. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


RIM v Good Technology

In June 2002, Research in Motion filed suit against 2000 start-up and competitor Good Technology[5]. RIM filed additional complaints through-out the year[6]. In March 2004, Good agreed to a licensing deal, thereby settling the outstanding litigation.[7] This article or section reads like an advertisement. ...


RIM v Handspring

On September 16th, 2002, Research in Motion was awarded a patent pertaining to keyboard design on hand-held e-mail devices. Upon receiving the patent, it proceeded to sue Handspring over its Treo device.[8][9]. Handspring eventually agreed to license RIM's patent and avoid further litigation in November of the same year.[10] Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Handspring logo Handspring was a maker of Personal Digital Assistants using the Palm OS operating system. ... Treos redirects here. ...


RIM v NTP

During the appeals, RIM discovered new prior art that raised a "substantial new question of patentability" and filed for a reexamination of the patents of the NTP patents in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. That reexamination is conducted separately to the court cases for infringement. In February 2006, the USPTO rejected all of NTP's claims in three disputed patents. NTP has appealed the decision, and the reexamination process is still outgoing as of July 2006 (See NTP, Inc. for details). In United States patent law, a reexamination is a process whereby a third party or inventor can have their patent application reexamined by a patent examiner to verify that it is valid. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... NTP, Inc. ...


On 3 March 2006, RIM announced that it had settled its BlackBerry patent dispute with NTP. Under the terms of the settlement, RIM has agreed to pay NTP US$612.5 million in a “full and final settlement of all claims.” In a statement, RIM said that “all terms of the agreement have been finalized and the litigation against RIM has been dismissed by a court order this afternoon. The agreement eliminates the need for any further court proceedings or decisions relating to damages or injunctive relief.”[citation needed] The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Case law (precedential law) is the body of judge-made law and legal decisions that interprets prior case law, statutes and other legal authority -- including doctrinal writings by legal scholars such as the Corpus Juris Secundum, Halsburys Laws of England or the doctinal writings found in the Recueil Dalloz... In law, damages refers to the money paid or awarded to a claimant (as it is known in the UK) or plaintiff (in the US) following their successful claim in a civil action. ... An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that either prohibits or compels (enjoins or restrains) a party from continuing a particular activity. ...


(See also: NTP, Inc.) NTP, Inc. ...


RIM v Xerox

On July 17, 2003, while still imbrued in litigation with NTP and Good Technology, RIM filed suit against Xerox in the U.S. District of Hartford, Connecticut. The suit was filed in response to discussions about patents held by Xerox that might affect RIM's business, and also asks that patents held by Xerox be invalidated.[11]


Visto v RIM

On May 1, 2006, RIM was sued by Visto for patent infringement. [12] is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Visto is a private US company located in Redwood Shores, CA. It specializes in corporate connectivity software. ...


Competition

Middleware

Platform/OS Apple Inc. ... This article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Palm OS is an embedded operating system initially developed by U.S. Robotics owned Palm Computing, Inc. ... Visto is a private US company located in Redwood Shores, CA. It specializes in corporate connectivity software. ... This article, image, template or category belongs in one or more categories. ... Motorola Inc. ... This article is about the telecommunications corporation. ...

Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain Automobiles. ... Symbian OS is a proprietary operating system, designed for mobile devices, with associated libraries, user interface frameworks and reference implementations of common tools, produced by Symbian Ltd. ... For the Internet appliance line, see Linksys iPhone. ...

References

  1. ^ Reasons for Selection, 2007 Canada's Top 100 Employers.
  2. ^ Palm'sTungsten and MIMS target RIM's LIMs,http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/09/24/palmstungsten_and_mims_target_rims/
  3. ^ Glenayre Electronics home page, http://www.glenayremessaging.com/messaging/
  4. ^ RIM press release, May 17, 2001, "Research In Motion Files Wireless Patent Complaint Against Glenayre Electronics, Inc.", http://www.rim.net/news/press/2001/pr-17_05_2001-02.shtml
  5. ^ RIM unleashes more lawyers on Good, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/07/12/rim_unleashes_more_lawyers/
  6. ^ RIM sues Handspring, Good, http://m.news.com/RIM+sues+Handspring%2C+Good/2163-1040_3-958550.html
  7. ^ Good Technology settles with Lawsuits in Motion,http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/03/28/good_technology_settles_with_lawsuits/
  8. ^ RIM granted handheld email patent – clobbers Handspring,http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/09/19/rim_granted_handheld_email_patent/
  9. ^ RIM sues Handspring, Good, http://m.news.com/RIM+sues+Handspring%2C+Good/2163-1040_3-958550.html
  10. ^ Handspring settles Lawsuits in Motion suit,http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/11/05/handspring_settles_lawsuits_in_motion/
  11. ^ Lawsuits In Motion files suit against Xerox,http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/07/29/lawsuits_in_motion_files_suit/
  12. ^ Intellectual Property Professional Information Center: Visto Corp. Sues BlackBerry Maker RIM,http://ipcenter.bna.com/pic2/ip.nsf/id/BNAP-6PNTRU?OpenDocument

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