RIM and NTP back to court

Jun 09 2005 - 07:43 PM ET | Research In Motion
RIM is taking NTP to court over claimed non-cooperation for the deal reached between the two companies back in March. NTP, a patent-holding firm, originally filed suit against RIM for alledged patent infringement in the BlackBerry. RIM settled for $450 million, to cover past and future patent royalties. Just like in the prior case, it is possible that RIM will have to suspend sales of BlackBerries until the court case is finished. Just weeks after the settlement, one of the five NTP patents used in the court case was rejected by the US Patent Office. The other patents are currently under review.