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Re: If I want to use an existing business method
« Reply #5 on: Mar 26th, 2006, 10:35pm »
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My understanding is that RIM and NTP have settled.
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Re: If I want to use an existing business method
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27th, 2006, 10:21am »
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Thanks, Isaac.  You're right.  Last I had heard, RIM rejected the $450million settlement offer.  Apparently, they ultimately accepted that same offer (or something amounting to about the same sum).
 
So, the one blatant exception to the patent holder wanting the invention to ultimately be practiced (and avoid actual use of injunctive relief) isn't an exception after all.
 
Thus, while injunctive relief is available to the patent holder, it's almost always used only as negotiation leverage if the patent holder is not an active participant in making, using, selling the invention.  The patent holder will almost always accept money in exchange for a license -- but they'll try to get the best licensing terms they can.
 
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Re: If I want to use an existing business method
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29th, 2006, 5:34am »
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Thanks again for your reply. You answered my question precisely. I will contact you if I ever need to have a patent application prepared.
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