I asked one of my patent attorneys about this, and he said that if all the patents are struck down in a final ruling after a settlement is reached, RIM still loses that money. They just would not have to pay any royalties if that was part of the agreement. He believes the patents will be struck down, but not before RIM pays up to a billion dollars to settle. He just upgraded his Blackberry to a 7130 so he's not too worried.
Originally Posted by nb_mitch
If the Patent's Office voids all of the patents after the judge rules in favor of NTP, then does that start the process all over? Does NTP have to give back the money they wrongfully gained?