Lawsuit: BlackBerry Maker Pleads Canadian

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NYTimes has a good read about how RIM is trying argue the NTP patent’s invalid due to the fact that because RIM is a Canadian based company with Canadian servers.

Unlike copyrights, patents are very territorial: a United States patent cannot be enforced outside the country’s borders. R.I.M. is arguing that because its relay server, through which all BlackBerry e-mails pass, sits in R.I.M.’s Canadian hometown, the software is beyond the reach of American patents, despite the fact that over a million BlackBerrys are used in the United States.

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