Jaguar Financial head calls for patent spinoff by Blackberry manufacturer

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A small Canadian activist investor is calling on the board of Research in Motion to explore options to increase the company’s share price, including a potential sale or spinoff of its patent portfolio.

In a letter to the board, Vic Albioni, head of the merchant bank Jaguar Financial, criticized RIM’s lack of innovation and challenged its governance structure, in the latest complaint from investors taking the company to task for its poor performance.

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