NTP announced that it has settled patent suits over email delivery with 13 major technology companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Google and all four national wireless carriers. NTP Inc. did not disclose the value of the settlements. NTP said the companies that settled are: AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA, Apple Inc., HTC Corp., Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (now part of Google Inc.), Palm Inc. (now part of Hewlett-Packard Co.), LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Yahoo Inc.
NTP won a whopping $612.5 million settlement against Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry phones, in 2006. The main threat NTP wielded against RIM was a court-ordered halt of the sale of BlackBerrys and the operation of its e-mail service in the U.S.
July 23, 2012