Blackberry Lawsuit Settled

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At last, Research in Motion seems to have seen the light, and has gone back to the bargaining table, and settled the multi-million dollar lawsuit against them.

As explained here earlier, Research in Motion, the providers of the Blackberry PDA, have been in a legal quagmire ever since U.S.-based NTP sued Research in Motion (RIM) for patent infringement. RIM is based in Canada.


Things quickly took a turn for the worse for RIM, as a Federal court ruled against RIM, despite RIM’s somewhat successful efforts to get some of NTP’s patents voided.

Still, for some inexplicable reason, RIM did not back down and settle.

Until now.

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Now RIM, in the 11th hour, and facing the very real possibility of an injunction which would have required them to cease all service in the United States, has finally settled the lawsuit brought against them by NTP for a cool $612.5 million as a “full and final settlement of all claims.”

So those of you whom are using Blackberries, and whom wish to continue using Blackberries, can now breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Of course, you’d still be better off with a Sidekick, in my opinon.

 

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