In a statement released minutes ago by NTP, the company states the settlement gives RIM perpetual license to all NTP patents, past and future, eliminating the possibility that NTP could sue RIM for something else later down the road. Most importantly, perhaps, RIM's customers and partners will also be protected by the deal, allaying at least one analyst's fears put forth in our story last Friday that NTP could sue RIM's partners if the terms of a settlement merely served as evidence that NTP's rights were breached.
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