Research In Motion Settles Patent Lawsuit With NTP
“The maker of BlackBerry wireless e-mail devices agreed yesterday to pay $612.5 million to a McLean firm to resolve a long-running patent dispute and put to rest concerns that the popular gadgets might be shut off.
“Under the deal, Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian company that pioneered the BlackBerry service, will license technology to keep it in business and allow it to transmit e-mail that government, emergency services and much of professional Washington have come to rely upon.”
Yuki Noguchi. BlackBerry Patent Dispute Is Settled. WashingtonPost.com. March 4, 2005.
Stephen Pritchard. The Trouble’s Not Over For BlackBerry. The Independent. March 5, 2006.
Mike Musgrove. For NTP, Battle Worth Fighting Ends in Vindication Over Patent. WashingtonPost.com. March 4, 2006.
ag-IP-news. “A Case Like the BlackBerry One is Bound to Happen in Europe” — Mueller Warns. March 4, 2006.
Theresa Tedesco. RIM Pays $612M To Settle U.S. Suit. Canada.com. March 4, 2006.
Simon Avery and Barrie McKenna. Marathon Talks This Week Led to Agreement. Globandmail.com. March 4, 2006.
Ian Austen. BlackBerry Service to Continue. The New York Times. March 4, 2006.
Research In Motion. Research In Motion and NTP Sign Definitive Settlement Agreement to End Litigation. March 3, 2006.
John Shinal. RIM Took Too Long at Two Key Steps. MarketWatch. March 3, 2006.
Michele Chandler. BlackBerry Deal Reached. MercuryNews.com. March 3, 2006.
IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband. The Real Reason Why BlackBerry Settled. March 3, 2006.
Arik Hesseldahl and Heather Green. BlackBerry Won’t Get Squashed. BusinessWeek Online. March 3, 2006.
John Markoff. In Silicon Valley, a Man Without a Patent. The New York Times. April 16, 2006. (Profile of Geoff Goodfellow, who held the patent for wireless e-mail before NTP, the holding company with which Research In Motion settled.)
Tom Krazit. For NTP, Is There Life After RIM? News.com. March 7, 2006.
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