March 05, 2006
BlackBerry settlement reached

This happened on Friday, but since I do BlackBerry for a living, I wanted to note that its maker, Research in Motion (RIM) settled its patent infringement lawsuit with NTP for a cool $612 million. Though one could easily ask why rejected patents should be worth money, I'm glad this is over with and think RIM made the right call. They couldn't afford the risk of an injunction-induced shutdown of their service. I'm just happy I'll never have to answer the question about what I think will happen in this case again (I'm not the only one either, apparently). Back to normality, everyone!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 05, 2006 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack