Blackberry Kills 2 Mobile Email Patents


Sarah Columbia successfully argued in Texas federal court that two mobile email technology patents client Blackberry was accused of infringing were invalid because their claims involved an abstract “very old human concept” and “basic human protocol.” Jon Dean added that the plaintiff had worked with Blackberry for 11 years on projects using the patents but waited to file suit in an “egregious” delay. Also on the McDermott defense team were Leigh Martinson, Russell Hayman, Tala Jayadevan and Rita Yoon.