RIM sues KIK Messenger for patent infringement

Author: Alexander Stack Professional Corporation |

As has been widely reported, RIM has sued KIK Messenger for patent infringement, breach of contract etc. etc. in the Federal Court. KIK Messenger's texting app went viral over the last two months; several people have pointed out that it challenges the market positioning of RIM's own BBM service. Another twist is that the founder of KIK, Ted Livingston, used to work for RIM, and the suit accuses Livingston of violating his confidentiality agreement with RIM.

NP article HERE

Ted Livingstone's post in response HERE (titled "A Sad Day in Waterloo")

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