Supremes say no to RIM

The liklihood of a Blackberry shutdown moved one small step closer as the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the patent dispute.

Now RIM is asking the US Patent Office to review NTP's patents again in the hopes that they will finally be declared invalid, the Post reports. It's also offering up a technological end run around the patents, which it hopes the court will allow. Failing these strategies, however, it's getting close to time for RIM to settle with NTP.

As we noted last week, RIM is stoking concern that a forced shutdown would leave government workers and especially first responders without the Blackberry service they depend on.

 

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