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January 30, 2006 08:00 ET

RIM Provides Update on InPro Patent Litigation in Germany

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 30, 2006) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) provided an update today following a ruling in the Research In Motion UK Limited versus InPro Licensing S.à.r.l. ("InPro") litigation in the Federal Patent Court ("Nullity Patent Court") in Munich, Germany. InPro, a patent holding firm based in Luxembourg, had previously asserted a patent in Germany, alleging infringement with respect to certain BlackBerry® products. RIM subsequently filed a nullity action in the Nullity Patent Court seeking a declaration that the InPro patent is invalid. The Nullity Patent Court has now ruled in favor of RIM by deciding that all patent claims in InPro's German-designated European Patent EP 0892947B1 are invalid. InPro retains the right to appeal the decision to the German Federal Supreme Court.

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