Originally Posted by Good_Guy
Key differences there:
Visto has filed a suit, nowhere near the status of NTP v. RIMM. We have not been through the court process, appeals process, etc. The suit was just filed.
Visto has a history of litigation, none of it successful, including the announcement of a lawsuit against Microsoft the day after they signed a license agreement with NTP
We’ve preliminarily reviewed the patents in question, and they appear to describe a system that is unrelated to how GoodLink works. With that in mind, we will encourage Visto to resolve this quickly.
One year ago, the USPTO upheld 15 of 25 claims in one of the patents cited in the filing against Seven Networks. To say that Visto has a 'history of litigation, none of it successful' is ridiculous, considering they have successfully settled after filing against Seven/Smartner. The reason they filed against Microsoft is because their entire team of wireless push email developers are former Smartner developers - coincidence?
Good will settle with Visto. Microsoft will settle with Visto. RIM will eventually settle with Visto once the case is filed. Lots of settlements. If someone wants to take the patent back to the re-examination process, then thats fine ... however, it won't be RIM (shareholders) nor Good (money). Microsoft will perhaps be their best bet, but considering they pretty much stole someone else's technology in the first place...