Thursday, February 09, 2006

BlackBerry Workaround Available

RIM has announced that the software workaround for avoiding NTP patent infringement (and thus an injunction) will be available shortly.

It is increasingly clear that NTP has wasted a large pile of money (both their own, RIM's, and taxpayer's) on this litigation shakedown attempt. And it is increasingly likely that they will not get a single dime in settlement from RIM, given that the USPTO has indicated it will eventually invalidate all five NTP patents at the core of the case, and that any injunction issued by the Judge in the case will have little effect on the operation of the BlackBerry network.

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