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Old 01-23-2006, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Injunction against RIM, will RIM be forced to shut down the BlackBerry

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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.

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Draw your own conclusions: BlackBerry Contingency Plans -- NTP Issue.
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