posted on Jan, 24 2006 @ 02:09 AM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion was dealt a setback Monday after the Supreme Court turned down a request to review a
major patent infringement ruling against it.
The move takes away yet another barrier between BlackBerry users and service interruptions. There are more than 4 million users of the BlackBerry
Research In Motion (RIM) had petitioned the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that could lead to a shutdown of most U.S.
BlackBerry sales and service.
The High Court's decision puts NTP's damages award and request for a permanent injunction back in front of the district court, said Jonathan Caplan,
a partner in the intellectual property department at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.
This could be bad news for Blackberry users everywhere. They keep coming close to a settlement, but nothing ever seems to happy. I know a lot of
people that use a Blackberry, and this would hurt them a lot if they were to shut down.