Samsung and RIM are now facing another patent battle, this time against Varia Holdings. Varia holds a patent that details the methods by which emoticon entry can be easier to perform. Specifically, Varia believes that it owns the concept of an “emoticon keyboard”. Samsung and RIM have both implemented similar technology, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see this patent invalidated.
[Source: Ars Technica]