Research in Motion has settled its BlackBerry patent dispute with NTP. Under the terms of the settlement, RIM has agreed to pay NTP $612.5 million.
This is extortion, plain and simple. NTP provided no services, risked no investment or created any innovation. All they did was scribble a concept on a picece of paper and received the thumbs up from a group of hoodlums whom agreed to extract monies out of real entrepreneurs via force.
The moral of the story: why invent and create a legitimate business enterprise when you can sue instead?