Wireless Carriers Pressure RIM To Settle With NTP

Law360, New York (February 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of wireless carriers representing some of the four million Blackberry users in the United States have begun weighing in on patent litigation by pressuring Canada’s Research In Motion Ltd. to settle the dispute brought by patent-holding firm NTP Inc.

Alltel Corporation Inc. told RIM that it is concerned about the impact of a possible blackout of BlackBerry service on Alltel’s roughly 100,000 email customers. Several of Alltel’s rivals have made the same move, hinting at the growing list of companies fearing a financial hit...
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