Court Says Feds Can Argue At BlackBerry Hearing

Law360, New York (February 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government will be allowed to present arguments at a hearing in the latest round of the BlackBerry patent trial, but rejected other key requests by the Justice Department, as concerns mount over the disorder a ban of the hand-held devices could cause.

The court's decision came in anticipation of Friday’s upcoming hearing in which patent-holding firm NTP Inc. will maintain that Canadian BlackBerry producer Research in Motion Ltd. should be banned from offering its wireless e-mail service in...
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