January 23, 2006
US high court refuses to review RIM patent ruling
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday
turned down a request to review a major patent infringement
ruling against the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device.
The high court rejected a petition by Research In Motion
Ltd. to review a federal appeals court ruling that could lead
to a shutdown of most U.S. BlackBerry sales and service.
earlier request by RIM to stay the lower court's patent
infringement ruling while the high court decides whether to
hear a RIM appeal.