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RIM Slapped Again By Supreme Court

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Looks like everyone's favorite handheld is being screwed again by the United States Supreme Court, which has refused to review the patent infringement against Research in Motion. Obviously, the maker of the Blackberry is trying everything in its power to stop a ruling from a trial judge in Richmond, Virginia that could shut down almost all of its US service. What the judges were asked to consider is whether patent law may be out of sync with how technology is advancing in the global marketplace, and how US law applies to technology outside the country. This is mainly because RIM's relay station for e-mail and data transmission is located in Waterloo, Ontario. It was a nice try, but the justices decided that because RIM's customers use the service in the US, it doesn't matter where the relay station is located. Bummer.

US high court refuses to review RIM ruling [MSNBC]