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BlackBerry Ruling Delays Sales Injunction

From Bloomberg News

A U.S. appeals court upheld most of a ruling that Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry e-mail pager infringed patents, delaying a judge’s order to halt sales of the device in the U.S.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington told U.S. District Judge James Spencer to rewrite his 2002 injunction to reflect decisions made on appeal.

Research in Motion had agreed to pay $450 million to settle a dispute with NTP Inc., a closely held patent-licensing company. The accord began to fall apart when NTP sought more money for use of the BlackBerry service on other devices. Research in Motion has said it will ask Spencer to order NTP to abide by the settlement.


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