While the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Research In Motion Ltd.’s request to hear its case, the BlackBerry maker says it has a technology work-around ready to go in the event a U.S. District Court imposes an injunction. RIM says it would pre-load a software work-around on new BlackBerry devices that avoids any alleged patent infringements before they’re shipped to customers. “Work-arounds are a legitimate strategy respected by the courts, so RIM would be fully entitled to alter its software with a non-infringing work-around and continue shipping,” said Mark Guibert, RIM’s VP of corporate marketing, in a prepared statement.
RIM believes that existing customers should be entitled to continuing the BlackBerry service and that any injunction, if granted, should only apply to new devices being sold. “To be clear, RIM doesnâ€™t believe an injunction is appropriate,” Guibert said.