Research In Motion has been given a bit of breathing room
in the courts, with an adjourning. This will give them additional time to potentially reach a settlement or get their workaround procedures for U.S. based BlackBerrys implemented and tested so that customers are affected little. The decision will be made “soon” according to the Judge, and this potentially could be very costly to RIM, to the tune of $126 Million. NTP, a company that exists solely to file patents, is only willing to offer a 30 day “grace” period for RIM before imposing a ban on the infringing technology, so even in a worst case scenario RIM should be able to produce a solution that won't bother their customers.