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Hearings Resume In NTP Vs. RIM Case

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Feb 24, 2006, 12:26 PM   by (staff)

Judge Spencer today resumed hearing NTP's patent infringement case against RIM as scheduled. NTP was first to make its plea, asking for $126 million in damages, and undisclosed settlement amount, and a shutdown of Blackberry service after a 30-day grace period until a settlement is reached. RIM will present its case next, followed by the US Government lawyers. NTP's council is suggesting RIM be forced to pay the damages immediately. The company is under the gun as the USPTO has now begun issuing final rejections of NTP's patents. If all patents are rejected, it will be difficult for NTP to demand payment for violation of invalid patents. Despite the Dept. of Justice and USPTO's efforts, many analysts believe that the judge will issue an injunction against RIM.

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Feb 24, 2006, 1:10 PM

Here we go!!!

This is legal battle is getting very ugly and have been very lengthy...

we shall see what happens to the case soon and Rimm's fate with the allmighty blackberry.

time will tell...

this shall be interesting...
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) — A U.S. judge stopped short of ordering an immediate shutdown of millions of BlackBerry portable e-mail devices made by Research In Motion. But U.S. District Judge James Spencer said there was no escaping that RIM had been f...

Feb 25, 2006, 12:32 PM

who's thinking injunction and why?

this is a poll of who's thinking injunction and why...... please do respond in a forum like manner.
I'm thinking that anyone who is thinking injunction has got to be a complete idiot or they're profitting from NTP's lawsuit.
I hope there is an injunction. RIM did something wrong and they need to be punished, if they dont settle. I dont care if you have a blackberry and you really need it, stop whinning. I have one too and I could careless if I can not use it anymore.
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