Blackberry harvest coming soon?

High court declines to review RIM patent ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday pushed the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device a step closer to a possible shutdown of U.S. service, refusing to review a major patent infringement ruling against the company.

The high court rejected without comment a petition by Research In Motion Ltd. review a federal appeals court ruling, which upheld infringement charges by NTP Inc., a U.S. patent holding company.

“RIM has consistently acknowledged that Supreme Court review is granted in only a small percentage of cases and we were not banking on Supreme Court review,” RIM’s vice president of corporate marketing Mark Guibert said in a statement.

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