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RIM Promises Service Will Continue

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Nov 17, 2005, 3:15 PM   by (staff)

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie promised that Blackberry service will continue even if the court issues an injunction against the company. RIM has developed a work-around using recently announced server software that will allow them to continue mail sync without violating any of the disputed patents. Although the workaround is referred to as a software upgrade, it is not clear if it is just server software, or if devices will need to be upgraded as well. The company has not yet implemented the new solution because they are still confirming it does not violate NTP's patents, however they are preparing to switch if an injunction is issued.

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nextel18

Nov 18, 2005, 9:57 AM

Key Milestones with the legal situation and possible outcomes..

STATUS QUO:
This morning, (november 9th) U.S. District Court James Spencer stated that he intends to
first rule on RIM's request to have the $450M settlement term sheet
announced back in March enforced. Judge Spencer also indicated that it is
"highly unlikely" that he will grant a RIM's request to stay the Court
process until the U.S. Patent Office has made a final ruling on the
validity of the NTP patents in dispute.

KEY MILESTONES AHEAD:
ANY TIME: A SETTLEMENT BETWEEN NTP AND RIM COULD BE REACHED. It is
possible that RIM and NTP could reach a new settlement at any time.

NOV. 10, 2005: NTP TO FILE MOTION. Judge Spencer has asked NTP to respond
to RIM's motion to have the $450M settlement enforced...
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RIM already has a workaround. RIM has set aside over half a billion dollars to settle. If the injunction does go through, they have their workaround ready for launch, and on top of at the DOJ will plead that they give RIM a 90 day grace period after t...
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muchdrama

Nov 17, 2005, 4:59 PM

Workaround

I have to admit I thought RIM would come up with something when 10's of millions of dollars are at stake. I just heard a huge collective sigh of relief.
I still think it's vaporware till I see it.. RIM has been talking about having this workaround for months now, and it's supposedly just as good as their current software, and doesn't violate any of NTP's patents. If they do have something they should ...
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nextel18

Nov 18, 2005, 10:00 AM

Another article about this too.

 
 
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