Is Cingular preparing for this problem that seems to be getting bad for RIM and Blackberry?
This seems to have been going on for a while. Will this be as early as February 1st when the injunction request will be made?
In 2001, NTP, a patent holding company, filed a suit against RIM claiming that the BlackBerry infringed on its patents.
In 2002, a jury found in favor of NTP and awarded the company $23.1 million in damages.
In 2003, a district judge increased the damages to $210 million and issued an injunction against RIM. That injunction was stayed, however, pending appeal and an appeals court sided with the district court.
In 2005, RIM and NTP reached a tentative $450 million settlement, but the deal fell apart. RIM wants the lower court to enforce the agreement. http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/23/technology/rim/?cnn=yes http://www.cio.com/blog_view.html?CID=16998 http://today.reuters.com/News/newsAr...-RIM-COURT.xml