Blackberry Maker Announces Workaround

“Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry wireless e-mail device, said Thursday it has made good on its promise to develop a software workaround that would keep its service running if a court bars the use of its current system in a patent dispute.

“NTP Inc., a tiny Arlington, Va.-based company, has convinced a federal jury that RIM’s software infringes on its patents, and is now seeking an injunction that would shut down BlackBerry service for private-sector U.S. users. Legal observers have characterized the chance of a shutdown as slim, partly because NTP would benefit more over the long term by exacting royalties from RIM.” RIM Develops BlackBerry ‘Workaround’ In Event of Injunction. Feb. 9, 2006.

See also:

Heather Green. Inside the BlackBerry “Workaround.” BusinessWeek Online. Feb. 10, 2006.

Marguerite Reardon. RIM’s Workaround Revealed. Feb. 9, 2006.

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02/13/2006 at 08:36

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