NTP Hurls Charges of Impropriety At USPTO

Law360, New York (June 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- True to its word, patent holding firm NTP Inc. has formally accused the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of engaging in improper behavior during the reexamination of the patents at the heart of the protracted dispute with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd.

The company filed a petition with the USPTO in late April, asking the agency to turn over documents that it believes will show a record of covert meetings with RIM where the two parties allegedly met to discuss the merits of the ongoing...
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