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This Site Has Moved… January 2, 2006

Posted by Gary Slinger in Blackberry, Blogging, Family, GTD, ITIL, microsoft.com, MindMapping, Office Live, Process, Random Observations, RSS, Technology, Time Management, To Watch, Uncategorized, Windows Live.
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I needed  the flexibility and functionality that running my own installation affords, no matter how good the hosting here at wordpress.com is.  So, please check out my new site for any future posts.  You can also subscribe to the new RSS feed here.

Patent Office “Heads Up” on Decision re. RIM/NTP Patents December 21, 2005

Posted by Gary Slinger in Blackberry, Technology.
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U.S. Patent Office Likely to Back BlackBerry Maker – New York Times

The technology patents at the heart of an infringement lawsuit by NTP against Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry wireless e-mail device, are likely to be struck down by the United States patent office, both companies said on Monday, a move that would be a setback for NTP.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office took the unusual step of notifying the companies that it expected to reject the five patents held by NTP in its final rulings.

The office has issued preliminary rejections of all five wireless e-mail patents in the past. The final rulings may come by mid-February, earlier than expected.

“The patent owner’s arguments are deemed nonpersuasive,” said the patent office document, which was received last week but dated Nov. 30. “The next office action is expected to be a final rejection of all current claims.”

Good news for Blackberry users. Of course, we need to keep an eye on what happens in the lawsuit separately, but it’s pretty hard to say “they infringed our patents”, if those patents are ruled invalid by the USPTO…

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Another Patent Rejected in the RIM/NTP Battle December 16, 2005

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From Blackberry Cool:

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a second NTP Inc. patent in what it described as a non-final action. The patent, 5,625,670, is one of five at the center of the long-running patent dispute between NTP and Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry wireless handheld device. It’s the second time in a matter of weeks that the PTO has issued a “non-final? rejection of an NTP patent.

Another step in the right direction.

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RIM-NTP Lawsuit – The Timeline December 15, 2005

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RIM/NTP Lawsuit – Blackberry Shutdown? December 2, 2005

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New Category – Blackberry December 2, 2005

Posted by Gary Slinger in Blackberry, Blogging, Technology.
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I’ve added “Blackberry” as a sub-category to “Technology”, as I seem to be writing about it regularly.  I’m going to go back and update previous posts to reflect this category, in addition to “Technology”.  Hopefully, that won’t push those back out to the RSS feed – sorry if it means you get dupes; it’s just a one-off correction.

RIM, NTP and Lawsuits – More News November 30, 2005

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RIM/NTP Lawsuit – RIM “Workaround” November 20, 2005

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Monitoring The NTP/RIM Lawsuit November 11, 2005

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