Hey, who said paying you bills on time was a good idea anyway, eh? The RIM folks are looking mighty smart these days for not accepting the NTP (we have lawyers not engineers) judgement for $500mm. The US Patent Office has struck down the NTP patents used in their infringement suit against RIM. eh?
Don't dispair, the legal rumble tumble seems ready to continue with NTP in this for the long haul. eh?
"It is potentially a long, multiyear process. This was to be expected. This is what we predicted before anything happened in the first seven cases," Wallace [NTP laywer] said.
Still, I imagine this will partially life the dark cloud hanging over RIM's stock price. eh?