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Old 01-23-2006, 05:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nb_mitch
Actually, you are incorrect, both of you

A settlement of $450M was reached, I believe last April timeframe. Then NTP in June claimed that there was no final settlement and it all fell apart (with everyones assumption the dead guy wanted more money, $1B has been thrown around allot. The Judge agreed with NTP a few months ago and then the US government waded in and the Patent Office put everything on the fast track. Originally I though the Judge was going to make a ruling back in November, but it is now almost Feb and nothing from his side, but the Patent Office as been busy.
If we are incorrect, its due to incorrect news reporting.. see below article...

November 30, 2005
By Declan McCullagh, CNET
Published on ZDNet News: November 30, 2005, 8:40 AM PT

In a second order released Wednesday, the judge also rejected a $450 million settlement reached earlier in the year between RIM and NTP--a small patent-holding company in Arlington, Va., that filed the lawsuit--saying it was not "valid and enforceable."