There is an interesting interview of Good Technology John Friend over on GCN this morning about the NTP / Research in Motion patent settlement.

Even though Good made ground on RIM while they were bogged down in legal woes with NTP, Friend wasn’t very pleased with the whole patent mess.

You’re talking to someone who has studied those patents. In the case of NTP, their patents were extremely confusing to understand, and some people have even told me that they may have been written that way on purpose.

If a company invents something and finds a commercial use for it, they should be protected. … Somewhere you have to draw a line if you invent something but never reduce it to commercial success.

Read the full interview here

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