Yes, that's right, even more greedy bastards are trying to pick golden apples off the Research in Motion Tree today, with a company called Visto, which is allied with NTP (everyone's fave Blackberry patent-wielding villain), filing a patent infringement suit against one Good Technology Inc., a provider of e-mail software to cell-phone companies for smartphones and other handhelds.
Visto, which is based in Redwood Shores, Calif., claims Good Technology infringes on four patents granted between 1999 and 2004 that cover communication between a device and a larger network. The suit was filed in federal court for the Eastern District of Texas.
And Visto has licensed patents from NTP (which again, makes absolutely nothing you can buy, see, taste or touch) and NTP has a taken an equity stake in Visto. Oh, what a tangled web we weave. Visto also sued Microsoft late last year, saying its Windows software for handheld devices infringed on three Visto patents. I for one am getting tired of these companies and their lawsuits. It's obvious our patent laws are not keeping up with the way technology is advancing and it's time for government to do something about it. Thank goodness it's starting to look like RIM will have no problem staying afloat in the US, but one never knows. Who's next?