February 3, 2010 / 11:35 PM / in 8 years

REFILE-Research in Motion says won UK patent ruling

(Refiles to fix typo in first paragraph)

TORONTO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - A British judge has ruled in favor of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion RIM.TO RIMM.O in a patent dispute with rival Motorola Inc MOT.N, the Canadian company said in an e-mail.

The ruling comes as Motorola, which has been losing market share to RIM for years, pursues similar complaints in U.S. courts, claiming RIM has infringed on five Motorola technology patents.

“Motorola has been trying to compensate for its losses in the marketplace and its inability to sell its mobile division by resorting to court actions that are designed to help negotiate unreasonable royalty rates,” RIM said in a statement.

No further details on the ruling were released.

Motorola said it was reviewing the judgment .

$1=$1.06 Canadian Reporting by Pav Jordan; editing by Rob Wilson

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