Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Eatoni Ergonomics, Inc.

October 10, 2007 16:05 ET

RIM and Eatoni Sign Agreement

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2007) - Research In Motion ("RIM")(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and Eatoni Ergonomics, Inc. ("Eatoni") have agreed to work jointly on the next generation of predictive text technology in ambiguous keyboards. As part of their new relationship, Eatoni has granted RIM a license in its United States Patent No. 6,885,317 (the "'317 Patent"), titled "Touch-typable Devices Based on Ambiguous Codes and Methods to Design Such Devices", and RIM has made an equity investment in Eatoni.

The new working relationship between RIM and Eatoni stems from a settlement agreement relating to a declaratory judgment action filed by RIM against Eatoni that sought a judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of the '317 Patent and a countersuit filed by Eatoni against RIM that claimed infringement. The parties met in accordance with the court's mediation process and common goals were identified, which led to the settlement.

In accordance with the new relationship, the claims brought by RIM and Eatoni have been mutually dismissed with prejudice. The parties have agreed to keep further details of the settlement confidential.

About Eatoni

Eatoni specializes in the design of optimized hardware and software for ambiguous keyboards. Its designs include reduced keyboards optimized to look and feel like a full qwerty keyboard. Eatoni is based in New York City, and has been making text entry on handheld devices easier to use since 1998. Eatoni products have been integrated into a wide range of products and platforms, including remote controls, cordless phones, and cell phones. Over 20 million Eatoni-enable devices have been made. Eatoni customer manufacturers include CCT, DeTeWe, Dial Face, Inventel, Philips, RTX, Sagem, Siemens, and vTech.

Eatoni also makes applications based on its text entry methods, including for the Symbian and Brew platforms. An Eatoni application, Eatoni Mail, is distributed by Verizon in the US, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, by Movistar in Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as by Movilnet, Centennial, nTelos, and Unefon.

Eatoni's products are covered by a portfolio of US and international patents. Licenses to use Eatoni's technology are available from Eatoni. The Eatoni, LetterWise, EQx, and families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Eatoni Ergonomics, Inc. Eatoni assumes no liability and makes no representation, warranty or guarantee in relation to third party products or services.

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About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM). For more information, visit or

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