NTP Tries to Allay Government Fears of Blackberry Cutoff
from the nothing-to-worry-about dept
Following a plea from the Department of Justice to the judge in the RIM-NTP patent case not cut off government workers' Blackberries, NTP has moved to allay the fears by saying RIM could easily implement a whitelist of government users. RIM, of course, disputes this, and it may be academic in the end as it says it has a software workaround it can implement to get around the patents. All this comes as the widow of NTP's founder sent an angry letter to her senators decrying the DOJ's involvement in the case. Apparently she's not a fan of the government's selective enforcement of patents, either, though her motivations's probably a bit different.