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Wireless World: Lawsuit a marketing move?
UPI ^ | December 16, 2005 | UPI

Posted on 12/16/2005 1:22:40 PM PST by 2Jim_Brown

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed this week against Microsoft Corp. might be part of a sophisticated marketing and media strategy to better position the wireless software company filing the patent case, Visto Corp., as an another, viable alternative to the Blackberry mobile e-mail system, experts tell United Press International's Wireless World.

The maker of Blackberry, the popular, hand-held device for mobile messaging, recently lost a crucial court ruling in a separate patent case which threatens to shutter its national network here in the U.S. That case is ongoing, and a judge may issue an order permanently prohibiting Research in Motion, the Blackberry producer, from operating its network with the technology it currently uses. Another firm, NTP, claims it owns the rights to the technology that Blackberry is using. By Gene Koprowski

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blackberry; microsoft; ntpinc; wireless
Visto Corpl filing a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. might be part of a sophisticated marketing and media strategy.
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