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Old 03-05-2006, 04:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mybuzz
Well, that's good news. I am confused though, so does this mean RIM bought the patent's that NPT was holding? Wouldn’t RIM get sued again for continuing to use the same OS that they were sued for? Or is there some kind of agreement of usage that was worked into the settlement.
The settlement almost certainly includes a dismissal with prejudice, meaning that NTP can never bring the same patent infringement suit again. In essence, RIM has purchased a license to use NTP's technology, though it may not be phrased as such (then again, it may).