There's absolutely no break for RIM, who just keep taking hard knocks everywhere they go. Now, in the patent arena, just days after Nokia turned its target on them by piling an extra infringement claim, device management developer Mformation Technologies just won a hefty $147.2 million verdict against RIM for allegedly violating a remote management patent.
That amounts to $8 for every BlackBerry linked to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server up to a certain point. The only reprieve they have for now, is escaping future penalties. But still, will such an amount hit them even harder? How many staff will have to be let off after this?
Waterloo hasn't responded to the verdict just yet but we doubt they're not going to appeal.
Update: RIM has issued a statement in response to the verdict, and it's unsurprisingly putting forward motions that it hopes would overturn the verdict.