Lawsuit Claims NTP Is Not Rightful Owner Of Patent At Center Of BlackBerry Suit

Law360, New York (January 19, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A small company in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against NTP Inc., claiming that it is the rightful owner of the patent at the center of NTP’s lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.

Michigan-based Computer Leasco Inc. filed a complaint against NTP on Dec. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that NTP engaged in the "outright theft" of Computer Leasco's intellectual property.

According to the complaint, Computer Leasco had agreements with a now-defunct company called Telefind Corp. for the...
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