Blackberry Gets A Reprieve
Well, it looks like everyone hooked on "black" will be able to continue their addiction for a while longer. NTP has settled with RIM with a $612.5 million dollar settlement. Even if the US PTO overturns NTP's patents, RIM will not have to pay it back.
The earlier agreement between the two companies in March of 2005, was a settlement for $450 million. I guess NTP wanted more green and RIM wanted to gamble on future earnings.