Motorola wins patent spat with Blackberry

A long running patent dispute between Blackberry maker RIM and Motorola has been settled today.

The two companies said they have come to an agreement over patent rights for various cellular technologies and that an unspecified sum of money had changed hands in US mobile maker Motorola's direction.

Canadian smartphone pioneer RIM had also accused Motorola of pilfering its Wi-Fi and power management ideas and, as part of the settlement, a number of patents have been transferred in the other direction, although, again, no specific details were given.

The two companies have apparently decided to play nicely after the complaint, and subsequent counter complaints, were filed as far back as 2008, avoiding a costly court case.