Research In Motion and Intellectual Ventures have struck a deal (similar to HTC and Samsung) where RIM will be granted total access to IV’s 30,000+ IP assets.
Becoming an IV licensee provides access to additional products and services to address both short-term and long-term IP-related matters. As an IV customer, RIM can now complement its own strong patent portfolio with access to IV’s portfolio and can leverage IV’s portfolio in its future licensing negotiations.
It will be interesting to see what advantages will come of this deal and if RIM will attempt to leverage the patents against any of its competitors. Hit the break for the full press release.