which I am not, BUT if I was, and the service was shut off because of the dispute between the 2 companies... Could I sue both companies for interruption of service?
From my understanding the plaintiff (NTP) has a legal right to compensation for the use of technology they supposedly, partially, developed. The stumbling block is they refused the settlement Blackberry offered. If NTP forces a shutdown can NTP be sued for the cost of equipment purchased from Blackberry (RIM) and compensation for loss of any contractual services remaining? Or will everyone owning a Blackberry be SOL?
I know it's a stretch but Reagan fired the flight controllers and Bloomburg was getting a million a day from the transit workers in NYC. Could Blackberry be considered a public utility like water or phone?
I don't have an oar in the water on this one. However, I'm curious about who is getting ripped off.
The prospect of a wide-scale shutdown of the BlackBerry mobile e-mail service is closer to becoming reality, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to review a major patent infringement ruling against BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion.
The court rejected a petition by Research In Motion to review a federal appeals court ruling that could lead to a shutdown of most U.S. BlackBerry sales and service.
Is it another successful company being ripped off by thieves hiding in the weeds, or is it a big company ripping off the small fry? I suspect it's the former, and I kind of wish they'ld just shut down. That would convert the greed to despair.