Monday, January 23, 2006

SCOTUS Declines to Hear Blackberry Appeal

CNN - Monday, January 23, 2006; Posted: 11:49 a.m. EST (16:49 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from the maker of the BlackBerry in the long-running battle over patents for the wildly popular, handheld wireless e-mail device.

The high court's refusal to hear Canada-based Research In Motion Ltd.'s appeal means that a trial judge in Richmond, Virginia, could impose an injunction against the company and block BlackBerry use among many of its owners in the United States.