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13-03-20 BlackBerry Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief Against Judge Posner

13-03-20 BlackBerry Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief Against Judge Posner

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March 20, 2013 motion for leave by Research In Motion doing business as BlackBerry to file an amicus curiae brief opposing Judge Posner's FRAND ruling
March 20, 2013 motion for leave by Research In Motion doing business as BlackBerry to file an amicus curiae brief opposing Judge Posner's FRAND ruling

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Nos. 2012-1548, 2012-1549IN THE
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
 _________________________ 
APPLE, INC. and NeXT SOFTWARE, INC.,Plaintiffs-Appellants,v.MOTOROLA, INC. and MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC.,Defendants-Cross-Appellants.
 _________________________ 
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinoisin case No. 11-CV-8540, Judge Richard A. Posner
 ______________________________________________________________________________ 
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF OFRESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITEDIN SUPPORT OF NEITHER PARTY
 ______________________________________________________________________________ 
Brian C. Riopelle (VSB No. 36454)Robert M. Tyler (VSB No. 37861)Kristen M. Calleja (VSB No. 41319)M
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LLPOne James Center901 East Cary StreetRichmond, VA 23219(804) 775-1000(804) 775-1061 (Fax)Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Research inMotion LimitedMarch 20, 2013
Case: 12-1548 Document: 154 Page: 1 Filed: 03/20/2013
 
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FORM 9. Certificate of Interest
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
 ____________________________ v. ____________________________ No. _______ 
CERTIFICATE OF INTEREST
Counsel for the (petitioner) (appellant) (respondent) (appellee) (amicus) (name of party) _______________________ certifies the following (use Noneif applicable; use extra sheetsif necessary):1. The full name of every party or amicus represented by me is: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________2. The name of the real party in interest (if the party named in the caption is not the realparty in interest) represented by me is: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________3. All parent corporations and any publicly held companies that own 10 percent or moreof the stock of the party or amicus curiae represented by me are: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________4. The names of all law firms and the partners or associates that appeared for the partyor amicus now represented by me in the trial court or agency or are expected to appear in thiscourt are: ____________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________ Date Signature of counsel_______________________________ Printed name of counselPlease Note: All questions must be answered
cc: ___________________________________ 
Form 9
3/20/2013/s/Brian C. RiopelleBrian C. Riopelle
 Apple Inc. Motorola Mobilitiy, LLC2012-1548
 Amicus Research In Motion Ltd.
 
Research In Motion LimitedN/A
Research In Motion Limited is a publically traded corporation. It has no parent company andno publically-held corporation owns 10% or more of Research In Motion Limited’s shares.
McGuireWoods LLP: Brian C. Riopelle; Robert M. Tyler; Kristen M. Calleja
 All Counsel
Case: 12-1548 Document: 154 Page: 2 Filed: 03/20/2013
 
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MOTION FOR LEAVE TO BRIEF OF AMICIS CURIAE
Under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29(b), Research in MotionLimited d/b/a BlackBerry (“BlackBerry”) respectfully moves the Court for leave tofile the accompanying amicus curiae brief in support of neither party, addressing asingle question raised by the district court’s decision: can injunctive relief ever beavailable to holders of standard-essential patents as a remedy for infringement?As a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative wirelesssolutions for the worldwide mobile communications market, BlackBerry is anactive participant in a range of organizations that develop standards in the globalwireless industry, and contributes proprietary technology to many standardsdevelopment efforts. At the same time, BlackBerry implements a wide range of standards in its mobile solutions. BlackBerry has entered into numerous licenseand cross-license agreements involving Standards Essential Patents (SEPs) and hassubstantial experience with the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND)doctrine commonly at issue with such licenses.BlackBerry has a strong interest in a balanced approach to a patent systemthat takes into account the legitimate property rights of patent holders, preservesstrong incentives for participating in standard setting bodies and contributinginnovative technology for inclusion in those standards, and promotes robustcompetition in the marketplace. In BlackBerry’s view, however, that balance
Case: 12-1548 Document: 154 Page: 3 Filed: 03/20/2013

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