Your blackberry may stop working now that the
Supreme Court has declined to hear Research In Motions request for a stay inthe lower court ruling which involved a patent infringement suit.
RIM has been involved in a patent fight with NTP over the wireless email technology used by Blackberry devices.
RIM had petitioned the Supreme Court to review the claim by
the Virginia-based NTP on the basis that RIM is based in Waterloo, Ontario andis 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
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 technologywhich, unfortunately for RIM, has been rejected by the U.S. PTO.