RealNews

The BlackBerry Thicket

Congress worries that legal hassles may shut down the wireless e-mail service that it now depends on. Should the government seize the technologies necessary for public safety? As if members of Congress didn’t have enough trouble communicating with each other, a lawsuit now threatens to shut down their handheld e-mailing system. In November, a federal court ruled that Research in Motion, the Canadian company that makes BlackBerrys, infringed on a patent held by NTP, of Arlington, Virginia. The jury awarded NTP $23 million, but the Virginia company wants more, including an injunction that could force BlackBerry to go dark. Congress, evidently, is afraid of that dark. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.