[d@DCC] Ottawa intervenes in RIM patent infringement battle
john.lange at open-it.ca
Wed Jan 19 16:21:34 EST 2005
I almost fell off my chair when I read this...
"The federal government has stepped into the middle of a high-stakes
patent infringement battle between Research in Motion Inc. and a U.S.
company, claiming a recent U.S. court ruling against the creator of the
iconic BlackBerry communications device threatens to chill innovation by
Canadian firms and give extra-territorial reach to U.S. patent law."
On one hand they are poised to endorse patenting software and business
methods, and on the other they are challenging US patent law in US
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