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Old 02-24-2006, 05:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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and if that's not bad enough NTP's motorized pie hole Wallace states the following...

NTP lawyer James Wallace said an injunction is needed because RIM continues to act like a “squatter” even after the August 2003 jury verdict in Virginia and after the U.S. Supreme Court in January decided not to hear RIM’s appeal.

“RIM’s conduct continues in the face of the jury verdict … and in the face of being rebuffed by the chief justice and the entire U.S. Supreme Court,” he said.

Wallace also noted RIM’s claims of a work-around for the NTP patents. RIM could use the work-around to make sure government agencies have access to BlackBerry service, he said. Wallace asked the judge to enforce the injunction and give users 30 days to make other arrangements, saying several competing wireless e-mail devices now exist.

Bunsow said RIM’s work-around would take millions of hours to implement.

In December 2004, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected an earlier injunction issued by the Virginia district court. The district court issued the original injunction in August 2003 but stayed the ruling pending appeal.

Did you get that? They're leeching off some dead guys idea (no substantive invention) and suggesting that we all go out and reinvest in new hardware, software, implementation and training to prevent any outages. Oh yeah and you have 30 days to do it. How considerate and civic minded of him.