In the latest twist of the NTP/RIM saga, NTP met with the Department of Justice to reassure them that a victory for NTP would not mean all DOJ employees would lose access to their BlackBerrys. NTP said that RIM could "whitelist" government employees, exempting them from the possible injunction on the wireless email service. However, the exemption could become a non-issue since RIM claims it has created software that will work around the disputed patents. The fear of losing BlackBerry service had caused the DOJ to submit a "statement of interest" to the court explaining that 200,000 government employees' work would be disrupted if the injunction went through.
For more on the RIM, NTP saga:
- see this blog entry
PLUS: NTP's move to talk to the DOJ reportedly started with an angry letter to the DOJ from an NTP founder's widow. Article