Years After RIM Settlement, Board Nixes NTP Patents

Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 4:21 PM EST) -- Nearly four years after Research in Motion Ltd. agreed to pay $612.5 million to settle an infringement suit brought by patent-holding company NTP Inc., the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences has rejected four of the five NTP patents-at-issue in the suit, with one appeal still pending.

NTP appealed the rejection by patent examiners of the five patents-at-issue in the RIM litigation. In its most recent decision, handed down on Thursday, the appeals board affirmed the rejection of one NTP patent for e-mail systems, just as...
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