U.S. Government Steps Into Blackberry Trial

Law360 (November 11, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a new twist in the Blackberry patent trial, the U.S. government warned Thursday that an injunction against Research in Motion’s wireless e-mail device could put essential government services in jeopardy.

"The injunction would literally prevent RIM from providing the services that would be essential for the federal government, as well as state and local governments, to continue their use of the BlackBerry devices," the U.S. Department of Justice stated in a court filing.

The Justice Department is seeking a 90-day notice before a U.S. district...
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