In Mixed Decision, Federal Circuit Sends Blackberry Case Back To Virginia

Law360, New York (August 2, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a mixed decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld some parts and struck down other parts of a ruling by a Virginia federal court in NTP Inc.’s closely watched patent lawsuit against Blackberry maker Research In Motion, Inc.

The ruling, which replaces an earlier decision by the same court, found that Judge James R. Spencer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia was correct in allowing the jury to decide whether BlackBerry infringed NTP's patents for...
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