When NTP and Research In Motion reached a settlement over NTP's claim that RIM's BlackBerry service infringed NTP patents, left unanswered was NTP's application to enjoin RIM from continuing to operate its wireless e-mail service. But the fanfare over the case may spur a dialogue about public interest factors that courts are to consider in deciding whether to grant an injunction against patent infringement. Such debate is particularly timely given that the Supreme Court will soon weigh in on the subject.
The Effect on the Public Interest of 'NTP v. RIM'
New York Law Journal
March 17, 2006