June 14, 2005

BlackBerry/NTP Settlement Now Uncertain

Back in March, RIM and NTP supposedly settled their long-disputed patent infringement case by signing a half-page "term sheet", and CrackBerry users breathed a collective sigh of relief. Unfortunately, both companies now disagree over the terms of the settlement (perhaps not all that surprising, given the brevity of the document). A CIO.com News Alert links to further details reported by The New York Times as well as RIM's recent press release. It's likely too early to speculate about injunctions and BlackBerry service interruption, but certainly something to be monitored if you or your organization uses them.

Topic(s):   Mobile Tech & Gadgets
Posted by Jeff Beard