RIM May Have Paid NTP Too Soon

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According to BusinessWeek, RIM may have paid NTP too soon in the effort to settle its 5-year court battle.

On Apr. 6, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office rejected one of the five patents NTP had accused RIM of infringing and gave a strong indication that the other disputed four might soon be rejected upon reexamination as well. The agency has been taking a second look at more than 2,000 claims made on a total of eight NTP patents, including the five that RIM allegedly infringed, ever since Arlington (Va).-based concern sued RIM in December, 2002. After more than two years, the officials have rejected all 523 claims NTP made on three of those patents.

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  • http://www.optimuscrime.com/ optimus

    Aw, snap. That’ll be the mother of all cases of buyers’ regret.

  • http://www.optimuscrime.com optimus

    Aw, snap. That’ll be the mother of all cases of buyers’ regret.