USPTO Again Rules For BlackBerry Maker In Patent Challenge

Law360, New York (June 23, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has effectively struck down two more patents held by NTP, which has sued Canadian BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, Inc. for patent infringement.

RIM said the patent office has now rejected all of the claims of the first seven of eight NTP patents it is reexamining and “is expected to issue an office action on the single remaining patent soon.”

If all eight NTP patents being re-examined are eventually overturned, NTP's court case against RIM would be declared null and...
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