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Old 03-06-2006, 06:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Halford1
Can RIM sue NTP for fraud after the PAtent Office make an offical announcement that it rejected all Patents NTP filed for?

Sue for 1 Billion dollars and pay rest to lawyers... and leaves$612 million to take back.
In addition to the contractual agreement, there is no fraud, no patent misuse, no anti-trust short, no legal theory on which RIM could (successfully) sue NTP to recover the $612M. And there never will be. NTP sued and prevailed on valid, enforceable patents. Forget about what the USPTO does in the future, since it cannot and will not have any bearing on the final judgment of infringement. RIM infringed a patent, and then they bought their way out of the future-looking remedy (the injunction).