Blackberry patents

CNN and others report about a patent dispute that may spell trouble for all Blackberry service users.

Here are some of NTP's patents:

6,317,592

5,438,611

5,479,472

5,631,946



I first heard about this case in a Pizzeria in St. Anton a few weeks ago where I was talking with a guy (didn't ask his name) who is in the IT Patents business. It didn't really filter through to me before because I don't have a Blackberry or comparable device at the moment. I may actually be looking for a mobile solution soon though because I'll be away from my laptop more and at the same time will need more frequent email access.



Business Week online has several long articles about the case.