Businessmen and company execs who are glued to their BlackBerry mobile email devices can stop worrying that their beloved service might soon disappear. Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM), creator of the highly popular technology, is planning to release a workaround to the patent infringement issue currently pending in court.
RIM had been in the losing side of a legal battle with American patent-holdings firm NTP spanning more than three years for alleged copyright infringements by some technologies used by the BlackBerry software and service. Many users have feared that US courts might order a stoppage in service.
RIM is confident that the workaround has adequately sidestepped the technologies owned by NTP, sparing the service from closure. BlackBerry users will not notice any change in the way they use their mobile email, as the patch is on the back-end of the service.
Company formation and business solutions experts are aware of the importance of on-the-go communications among managers, staff, and clients. It is said the economy could take a hit with a stoppage in a popular business communications service such as the BlackBerry. News about RIM’s release of a patch is therefore a welcome development in the business community.