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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

RIM Blackberry in Red Tape!

Everyone’s favorite handheld, the RIM Blackberry is in trouble again! The United States Supreme Court,has refused to review the patent infringement against Research in Motion. Research in Motion (RIM) the maker of the Blackberry is trying everything to stop a ruling by a judge in Richmond, Virginia that could shut down almost all of its US service. The judges were asked to consider whether patent law may be out of sync with how technology is advancing in the global marketplace, and how US law applies to technology outside the country. Reasoning is that RIM’s relay station for e-mail and data transmission is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was a nice try, but the justices decided that because RIM’s customers use the service in the US, it doesn’t matter where the relay station is located. Uh-oh.

Nod to gizmodo


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