Your blackberry may stop working now that the
Supreme Court has declined to hear Research In Motions request for a stay in
the lower court ruling which involved a patent infringement suit.
wireless email technology used by Blackberry devices.
the Virginia-based NTP on the basis that RIM is based in Waterloo, Ontario and
is therefore not subject to U.S. patent rules.
This has been an ongoing battle since the Virginia U.S.
District Court ordered RIM to pay an 8.55% royalty on any
Blackberry sales back in 2003.
Today the Supreme court rejected the appeal which puts the
case back in the U.S. District Court but RIM hasnt been sitting still and
relying on the lawyers, they have also developed an alternative technology
which, unfortunately for RIM, has been rejected by the U.S. PTO.