Supreme Court A No-Go - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Hardware & Infrastructure

Supreme Court A No-Go

Research In Motion lost ground last week in its battle with NTP when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down its request to review the case. The BlackBerry's fate now lies in the hands of a U.S. District Court. RIM moved to head off panic of a potential injunction of the BlackBerry with some details of its plans for a technology workaround.

In the case of an injunction, new BlackBerrys will ship with software that avoids any alleged NTP patent infringements, RIM says. A grace period is expected that would let existing customers update their systems, should any injunction apply to them. But NTP and RIM can't even agree on that: NTP says 30 days is plenty for a grace period; RIM says customers need more time.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's ongoing re-examinations, which have been favorable to RIM, could affect the U.S. District Court's decision and prevent an injunction.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Slideshows
10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  6/24/2020
News
IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/29/2020
Commentary
Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  6/22/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll