RIM will not have to shut down its service in the US today. Judge James Spencer did impose an immediate injunction in the case between RIM and NTP. He will first issue a ruling about damages and then move on to a decision on the shutdown that NTP is looking for. But he did take a swipe at both companies for not coming to a settlement yet. “In plain words, the case should have been settled, but it hasn’t, so I have to deal with that reality,” he said.
Interestingly is the fact that Judge Spencer indicated that he would factor in the needs of the US government when making his rulings.