Wiley Rein Reaps $200M In BlackBerry Fees

Law360 (March 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- After scoring a win for client NTP Inc., Washington, D.C. law firm Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP has been handsomely rewarded for its work, earning a huge $200 million chunk of Research in Motion’s $612.5 million BlackBerry payout.

The two sides agreed to the settlement two weeks ago, putting an end to a nearly five-year legal battle that threatened to shut down RIM’s popular Blackberry service.

As revealed earlier this week, Wiley Rein collected approximately one-third of the settlement after representing NTP on a contingency-fee basis.

While the arrangement is fairly typical in patent cases, some firms prefer to be paid...

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