RIM Faces Setback At Federal Circuit But Buys Time To Fight NTP's BlackBerry Patents

Law360, New York (December 15, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Canada’s Research in Motion is edging perilously close to an injunction against U.S. sales of its popular BlackBerry text messaging devices following a setback Tuesday at a U.S. appeals court.

RIM has stubbornly refused signing a licensing agreement with a tiny Virginia company called NTP, even though a district court judge and a jury have ruled in favor of NTP on two separate occasions.

On Tuesday, RIM suffered another blow when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a ruling by the U.S....
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