March 8, 2006
The Five Patents That Brought BlackBerry Down
zanek writes "The final minutes of the battle between BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) and NTP Incorporated hinged on five patents that, when the dust settles, may not be enforceable. You know the outcome. Over $612 million slid from RIM's checking account into NTP's. Everybody picked sides, based largely on principle... or BlackBerry ownership. But once you've read the patents for yourself, you may find yourself switching sides."