TORONTO (Reuters) - Wireless technology firm InterDigital Inc IDCC.O said on Thursday it has extended a patent license deal with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd RIM.TORIMM.O until the end of 2012.
InterDigital also said the companies expanded the scope of their nonexclusive, global royalty-bearing agreement to cover third-generation, or 3G, products.
“This 3G patent license with RIM is another validation of the strength of our global licensing program,” InterDigital chief executive William Merritt said in a statement.
InterDigital shares were up $2.03, or 9.5 percent, at $23.40 on Nasdaq on Thursday afternoon.
RIM shares were down C$1.72 at C$112.86 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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