Blackberry fate to be decided in a month
The Research In Motion (RIM) Blackberry handheld e-mail
device has been given a 30-day grace period before its possible ban from
the US market, according to The
Register. NTP, Inc. sued RIM after claiming that the
company's Blackberry product infringed on its patents. RIM was found
guilty in 2004 by the United States District Court and was ordered to stop sales
of the Blackberry, but the injunction had been delayed by RIM's appeal.
The 30-day lapse could give RIM time to deploy its workaround for the
patent issue and allow the devices to continue functioning.