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Old 03-05-2006, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
I'm sure the fact that RIM was found guilty by a jury and appealed the guilty verdict all the way up to the US Supreme Court did not influence anything.

RIM signed a settlement. That was their choice.

Speedy justice? This case is almost 5 years old and should have been settled years ago. RIM and NTP were both stubborn. RIM could have settled this for $10 million a few years ago.

Get some facts first before you call for action.
The jury verdict was premised on the validity of the patents. They are probably invalid. RIM signed the settlement with Spencer's gun to its head. He was like a judge trying a murder case before the victim died. All he had to do was wait for the determination on validity--that is, all he had to do was wait to see if NTP was really entitled to anything. He was unwilling to that for the sake of clearing his desk. Five years is a short time for a case of this magnitude. Only in Spencer's Rocket Docket is it considered long.

Can the smug "get some facts" line. It doesn't help your argument.