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Renewed Hope For BlackBerry Maker As USPTO Rejects Controversial Patents

Law360 (September 30, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a victory for Blackberry maker Research In Motion, all eight patents asserted against the company have been rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, giving RIM renewed hope in a drawn-out battle that may head to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The rejection covers thousands of claims within the patents asserted by Virginia-based NTP, which is seeking to shut down the popular email service in the U.S. The much-watched suit began when NTP sued RIM in November 2001 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
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