posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 04:30 AM
Research In Motion LTD, maker of the Blackberry, suffered a setback when a US District judge ruled against them in a patent infringement case. The
case revolves around a lawsuit filed in 2001 by patent holder NTP. A settlement for $450 million was reached between the companies, however the judge
refused to enforce the terms of the settlement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. was dealt another legal setback in a key patent infringement case on Wednesday,
raising pressure to settle or face a possible shutdown of its U.S. mobile e-mail service.
U.S. District Judge James Spencer denied a request by Research In Motion to enforce the terms of a disputed $450 million settlement reached earlier
this year with patent holding company NTP Inc.
Now the judge will set up a hearing on whether RIM can keep selling or importing its BlackBerry hardware and software in the United States.
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This could be big news for Blackberry users. The Blackberry has become a very popular way to check email for businessmen on the road. It's perfect
for people travelling that don't have or want to carry a laptop with them, or might not have internet access on the road. This could turn out to be
a major blow to RIM.
[edit on 3-12-2005 by asala]