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Federal Government Concerned Over RIM Injunction

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Nov 11, 2005, 4:26 PM   by (staff)

The US Department of Justice today filed papers with the district court handling NTP's patent infringement suit against RIM. NTP had planned to ask the court for an injunction preventing RIM from selling devices or operating service within the US if no financial settlement could be agreed upon. However the federal government is concerned about their own Blackberry service should the court issue such an injunction. Because there is no technology in place to allow government access to RIM service, but not corporate access, the government has asked the court for a 90 day stay while the USPTO finishes its reexamination of NTP's patents. Earlier this week, the District Court Judge had said a stay was unlikely. It is possible he will reconsider his position now that the federal government has stepped in.

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Nov 12, 2005, 12:21 PM

Ace in the Hole

I wonder how long RIM has been counting on this one?
I think they used the phone a friend lifeline, and called the white house. 😁
wonder if the courts will be act as blatantly obvious as removing the injuncction all together or keep postponing it until they find (as I'm now sure they will) that NTP's pattents aren't valid OR that their held to the out of court settlement with RI...

Nov 11, 2005, 6:31 PM

Four words

Gotta love the Government!!!
First Howard Stern now this crap. I hope the whole Rim Blackberry industry dies in a blaze of glory!!!!!
how bad would this screw up alltel and all the others with blackberry services...i'm guessing really really badly.
ccanady said:
Gotta love the Government!!!

In this case, the Government's protecting NTP's patents...but they're also come to a conclusion of "Wait, you can't still run our Blackberry service?". Whoops. Now we'll se...
I thought it was saying they were ticked about the RIM injection!!!! 🤣
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