I hear this question constantly. From people within my company and people on the street. It's almost like they want you to talk about it and get frustrated on the spot. My answer to all of them is "your guess is as good as mine." I think the media can blow things out of preportion.
I RIM says they have a workaround for the pantent lawsuit they why hasn't anyone tested it to see how well it is going to work. Personally I think RIM is bluffing.