Gartner: Halt Blackberry deployments

Gartner: Halt Blackberry deployments

Summary: From ZDNet Australia: Analyst firm Gartner has advised its clients to halt deployments of Research In Motion's BlackBerry e-mail devices because of a legal battle that could see a judge effectively shut down the company's U.S.

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From ZDNet Australia:

Analyst firm Gartner has advised its clients to halt deployments of Research In Motion's BlackBerry e-mail devices because of a legal battle that could see a judge effectively shut down the company's U.S. operations.

That legal battle is a patent infringement suit that, according to News.com's Declan McCullagh, "threatens to imperil the company's BlackBerry service in the United States."  If you own a BlackBerry or run a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (and support BlackBerry users), then perhaps you have questions for the company's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. Currently, I'm scheduled to interview him by phone tomorrow.  If you have questions, feel free to use the comments section below or write to me at david.berlind@cnet.com.

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  • Sure I have question

    How will this effect Canadian customers?
    voska
  • As The Last Patent

    Was just ruled inavlid http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/05/uspto_rejects_ntp_patent/ shouldn't this report raise some eyebrows?

    Sure NTP can apeal the patent rejections... but as of right now they have 0 patents. They should have taken the cash and run when they had the chance.
    Edward Meyers
  • While the USA Sues Itself Out Of Existence

    Question : Will the USA eventually fall behind the rest of the world because ever more intellectual property will be locked up behind a multitude of corporations and individuals effectively ruled by lawyers who are more interested in earning legal fees rather than bothering to actually manufacture anything?

    Other Governments and Europe's bureaucracies will not hesitate to forcibly acquire the necessary intellectual property needed get things done for large projects. That's how the European airline industry managed to get the Concord, Euro-fighter and even the latest Airbus built.

    Most countries and even Europe's parliament appear more willing to retain more liberal intellectual property structures if you demonstrate that doing so will better benefit their economies as a whole.

    The USA's legislative bodies, both federal and state, seem more lead by IP lobbyists than common sense logic.
    David Mohring
  • Questions to USPTO On-Line

    Thursday, February 24, 2005 Questions to USPTO On-Line
    http://itheresies.blogspot.com/2005_02_01_itheresies_archive.html
    1) Opening up the search to prior art.
    2) Prior art WIKIs.
    3) What actual benefit from abstract method patents.
    David Mohring