The U.S. Department of Justice was clearly concerned about the fate of Research in Motion, the BlackBerry developer that faced a business-shuttering injunction in 2005. Lawyers for NTP, the company seeking the injunction, knew that. The U.S. government was, after all, the largest single user of BlackBerry devices. What NTP's lawyers didn't know was that the DOJ had secretly entered into a common-interest agreement with RIM to advance government interests in the patent infringement dispute.
Will the Full Story of BlackBerry Case Be Told?
The National Law Journal
September 28, 2009