Openwave Claims Apple, RIM Infringe Mobile Internet Patents
Openwave Systems Inc. (OPWV) has filed complaints with the International Trade Commission against Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM), alleging the companies infringed on patents tied to how mobile devices connect to the Internet.
Shares were recently trading 22% higher at $1.79 as Openwave said it also filed a similar complaint in federal district court in Delaware. The stock has fallen 16% so far this year and hit a two-year low of $1.17 earlier this month in the wake of disappointing quarterly results.
Apple and RIM representatives weren’t immediately available for comment.
The software maker wants the ITC to bar imports of smartphones and tablet computers that allegedly infringe Openwave patents, including Apple’s iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad 2; and RIM’s Blackberry Curve 9330 and Blackberry PlayBook.