The courts have ruled that RIM's BlackBerry offering infringes on NTP's patents even though BlackBerry e-mails are managed from an operations center in Canada. . . .Prior posts:
Intel . . . backs RIM's position, arguing that U.S. patents should not extend outside the country's borders.
Microsoft . . . argues the opposite. Microsoft said RIM's position would encourage companies to "locate certain aspects of their systems outside the United States, primarily to avoid infringement liability. Such an outcome would likely result in loss of jobs, skilled workers, capital and information technology abroad."
June 22, 2005 - Two More NTP Patents Rejected in RIM Patent Case.
June 20, 2005 - USPTO Rejects Another NTP Patent in RIM Patent Dispute.
June 16, 2005 - Backup RIM Technology If NTP Deal Falls Through.