This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Score One for Research In Motion

The PTO's decision was a welcome one for RIM, particularly after Wednesday's setbacks. The company has long argued that NTP's patents are invalid, and has noted that, in re-examining them, the PTO is considering evidence that the jury did not hear in the court case.

But it remains to be seen what impact the PTO process will have on the court case -- and on the future of the BlackBerry service.

As might be expected, the PTO move is only an interim one and doesn't mean that NTP's patents have been thrown out. Instead, NTP has a chance to respond to the PTO opinion before the office issues a final opinion. That give-and-take is often beneficial for patent holders; the PTO rarely throws out patents in their entirety, according to legal experts.

But should the PTO examiner decide to go that route, NTP can appeal that decision within the patent office and, eventually, back to the court system, which has already upheld the validity of NTP's patents.

RIM shares closed regular trading up $3.89, or 6.4%, to $65.02 on Thursday. In after-hours exchanges, the stock was off 27 cents, or less than 1%, to $64.75.
2 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $95.01 0.00%
FB $99.75 0.00%
GOOG $682.74 0.00%
TSLA $147.99 0.00%
YHOO $27.05 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,027.05 -177.92 -1.10%
S&P 500 1,853.44 -26.61 -1.42%
NASDAQ 4,283.7530 -79.3910 -1.82%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs