Wed may be judgment day for RIM

From the Globe and Mail.

Research in Motion is scheduled to appear before judge James Spencer tomorrow and there is a possibility the Virginia judge could shut down BlackBerry service across the United States, RIM’s biggest market.

Judge Spencer has already ruled against RIM in the past. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently agreed that RIM infringed on NTP patents and has sent the case back to Judge Spencer for further review. While NTP plans to seek another injunction, RIM plans to request that the court enforce a $450-million (U.S.) settlement agreement that fell apart in June.