Judge Says The DOJ's BlackBerrys Will Get Cut Off Like Everybody Else's
from the no-preferential-treatement-here dept
The judge ruling on the RIM patent case has denied a bid by the Department of Justice to hold hearings on why government users’ BlackBerry devices should be exempt from any potential shutdown of service, just two days before he hears arguments on whether to grant NTP’s request for an injunction against RIM operating its service in the US. The move comes amid questions being raised over why the government should get special treatment, even though NTP has basically said RIM could go on serving the government. But if the patent can be ignored for the government’s interest, why should it be enforced on everybody else?