No Decision in BlackBerry Case

A patent dispute between Research in Motion and patent-holding company NTP could result in a shutdown of service--or at least higher prices--for users of the popular handheld mobile device.

November 4, 2005

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It's unlikely that BlackBerrys will go dark anytime soon--RIM and the market won't let that happen. But if RIM must pay NTP--the price tag is more than $200 million in patent infringement damages--you can bet the money will come from the pockets of BlackBerry customers.

For now, find out which critical business functions depend on BlackBerry communication and develop a backup plan in case service is interrupted. But don't worry too much--the lawyers are probably using BlackBerrys, too.

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