In Blow To RIM, Judge Tosses Out BlackBerry Settlement

Law360, New York (November 30, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Research In Motion has been dealt another blow in its ongoing battle with NTP over patents for its BlackBerry handheld device, with a judge throwing out a $450 million settlement between the two companies reached in March.

The decision comes as a BlackBerry service blackout looms on the horizon, the possible result of a NTP request for an injunction against the allegedly infringing products.

Judge James Spencer of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia also denied RIM’s request to stay proceedings in the...
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