BlackBerry ripe for shutdown?

BlackBerry ripe for shutdown?

Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion to review a ruling that could lead to the shutdown of most U.

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The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion to review a ruling that could lead to the shutdown of most U.S. BlackBerry sales and service. News.com reports on the apparent end of RIM's long and winding legal road... It was only last month that RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis  chatted optimistically with David Berlind about the company's plans....and left David astonished at the patent mess that was positioning BlackBerry users so close to this precipice...

See: As legal woes loom, RIM co-CEO still talks up innovation

and...For Pete's sake, stop the patent madness now!

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  • Blackberry and the law

    I agree with the Economist magazine and the Patent office and
    the Supreme Court, this holding company is placing every Patent
    holder in this country up on notice for litigation. If the trial
    judge shuts rim down, the US will be sidelined in the future.
    Henceforth, any new tech coming into this country will be on
    notice they must pay off the legal bribery of an entity like NTP.
    parklane47@...
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      I find it interesting that NTP is only seeking a partial ban, preventing the service shutdown from affecting government and emergency services. Either RIM's technology is infringing or it's not. The real danger here is a US company trying to enforce a US patent outside of the US. According to NTP, the infringing technology is not the device, but the relay servers. Those servers are in Canada. NTP does not hold a patent for that technology in Canada.
      compguy_z