RIM to pay more in patent damages

A U.S. court has ordered Research In Motion to pay $8.87 million in enhanced damages in its ongoing patent-infringement suit with NTP Software, according to statement from NTP and its attorneys.

The statement said the U.S. Federal District Court in Richmond, Va., also awarded privately held NTP 80 percent of its legal fees. But it said the court had not yet ruled on NTP’s request for an injunction to stop RIM from selling the popular BlackBerry e-mail device.

Officials with Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM could not immediately be reached for comment.