On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from BlackBerry producer, Research In Motion, in the highly publicized war over patents for the popular handheld, the Associated Press reports on MSNBC.com.
The refusal clears the way for U.S. District Judge James Spencer to issue an injunction closing the door on BlackBerry sales and services—a move that would send the lives of the world’s many “CrackBerry” addicts into disarray.
At issue in the courts was how U.S. law applies to technology used in a foreign country that allegedly infringes on the rights of U.S. patent holders.
Check out CIO’s past coverage of the subject at our CIO News Alerts page. For tips on dealing without a BlackBerry, see Thomas Wailgum’s Sound Off Taking Shots at RIM.