More BlackBerry Execs Quit As Layoffs Loom

RIM BlackBerry executives quit
RIM BlackBerry executives quit

By Alastair Sharp

TORONTO -- The top lawyer at Research In Motion Ltd. has resigned and will soon leave the struggling BlackBerry maker, RIM said on Monday. She joins a parade of long-time company executives to depart since Thorsten Heins took over as CEO earlier this year.

The loss of Chief Legal Officer Karima Bawa -- who litigated numerous patent disputes and helped write many of RIM's commercial deals -- follows the resignation of RIM's head of global sales, Patrick Spence, last week.