Sunday, December 11, 2005

BlackBerry: Summary of 11/30/05 USPTO Filing on NTP Patent

Interesting tidbit from the Right to Create blog:

...the USPTO has issued a non-final rejection of the patent at the core of the BlackBerry case, according to new reports (additional coverage here). The summary of a USPTO document dated Nov. 30 states, "the next office action is expected to be a final rejection of all current claims."

Combined with the US Government's intercession -- asking the court to delay any injunction at least 90 days -- it looks like RIMM may be in better shape than Gartner had anticipated. And if RIMM escapes without paying a cent to NTP, albeit by the skin of their teeth, the shareholders should throw one hell of a monster party.

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