“Dolby Laboratories has filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion, alleging the BlackBerry maker used Dolby’s audio compression technologies in its smartphones and PlayBook tablets without proper licenses,” Alastair Sharp and Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay report for Reuters.
“The lawsuits, filed in the United States and Germany, seek financial damages for past use and injunctions to halt sales of unlicensed BlackBerry phones and PlayBook tablets,” Sharp and Mukhopadhyay report. “‘Litigation was regrettably our last resort after RIM declined to pay for the use of Dolby’s technology,’ San Francisco-based Dolby’s general counsel, Andy Sherman, said in a statement on Wednesday.”
Sharp and Mukhopadhyay report, “Dolby said its patented technologies provide the core of an audio compression standard widely used in smartphones, portable music players and tablet computers, allowing them to offer high-quality audio using limited transmission and storage space. It said all other major smartphone makers have licensed the technology from Dolby.”
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