BlackBerry Blackout Looms As High Court Rejects Appeal

Law360, New York (January 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has pushed BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. closer than ever to a service-stopping injunction or a financially painful settlement with patent-holding company NTP Inc., after declining to hear RIM’s appeal.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take the appeal, requested by RIM after the company's arguments were rejected by two lower courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Analysts predict a settlement of at least $1 billion may be required to avoid a service blackout at...
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