Small Victories For RIM
Feb 2, 2006, 2:05 PM by (staff)
RIM received some favorable news yesterday, however none of it is likely to affect the upcoming trial set for the 24 of this month. NTP's final patent was declared invalid by the USPTO in a non-final judgement. Although all five remaining patents have been overturned in non-final judgements, the final judgements could still be months away and the district court judge does not have to consider no-final rulings in the trial. The Department of Justice also stepped in again yesterday, requesting that the judge not issue any injunction without first consulting the DOJ. The DOJ has a number of requests that the judge and RIM comply with before any injunction is issued, including a period of discovery for how a shutdown would affect Blackberry users and interested parties from wireless carriers to government agencies and emergency responders.
it it just me????
Great Article on this situation. ("FAQ: Will BlackBerrys be shut down?")
"FAQ: Will BlackBerrys be shut down?
By Tom Krazit
http://news.com.com/FAQ+Will+BlackBerrys+be+shut+dow ... »
Story last modified Thu Feb 02 04:00:00 PST 2006
BlackBerry fans have been holding their breath as a five-year intellectual property fight that could lead to the shutdown of their beloved mobile devices heads into its final weeks.
Lawyers for Research In Motion and patent holder NTP are scheduled to give final arguments later this month before a Virginia judge who could reimpose an injunction on the sales of BlackBerry devices in the U.S. NTP has won several court victories so far, but RIM has pre...