BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion, was dealt another setback in the NTP vs…………….. RIM patent infringement case. U.S. Appeals Court Judge James Spencer denied RIM’s request to delay the case and to enforce a $450 million settlement initially agreed to by NTP but later fell apart when the two sides couldn’t agree on terms and royalties.

Judge Spencer said, “Valid patents would be rendered meaningless if an infringing party were allowed to circumvent the patents’ enforcement by incessantly delaying and prolonging court proceedings, which have already resulted in a finding of infringement.” He also said that he will request briefs and set a hearing date to deal with damages and impose an injunction against the sale of BlackBerry service and devices in the United States.

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