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there appears to have been another episode of rejection today.
After half a day of arguments, Judge James Spencer didnít rule on the injunction requested by patent holder NTP Inc., but at the same time the hearing was happening in Richmond, Virginia, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled that an NTP wireless e-mail central in the case is invalid.
Recent USPTO rulings rejecting this key patent and other patents in the lawsuit donít cancel out the August 2003 jury ruling in the case, but Bunsow argued that Spencer should consider the USPTOís actions while ruling on an injunction.
??? I just don't understand how a company, RIM in this case, can have a patent infringement jury ruling against them upheld when the patents that the action is based on have been deemed invalid.
I know that it gets convoluted in legal circles, but these case are taking up valuable time on court dockets and costing us (taxpayers) money as well as investors around the world.
Why would this court make any move until the final and appealed to death status of these NTP patents is resolved. In the interim RIM continues to build their compensation fund at 8% of US revenues.
Do we have nothing better to do in our court systems.