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Old 03-04-2006, 12:52 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by scaredpoet
First, let’s face it, NTP got away with stealing $612 million on an overbroad, overvague patent, which it never made its own products from.
I think you are misinformed. NTP never created any products, because the sole purpose of the company was to protect the patents that the orginal inventor filed. Also, if you read the story about the inventor he did in fact create a working prototype. He even took the demo to CES one year, but no one purchased it. Eventually he could no longer afford to continue development.

Originally Posted by scaredpoet
Second, this signals to me that RIM’s “workaround” wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Once again, I think your misinformed. If your read the articles about the workaround it was not difficult to realise that it did work, but not nearly as well as the current method. The way I see it, if the work around had to be implemented, RIM would have lost a lot of current and new customers because the product being offer was not as good or mearly equal to the competition.

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