In the eBay case the Supreme Court has directed the parties to address the question:
'Nov 28 2005 Petition GRANTED In addition to the Question presented by the petition, the parties are directed to brief and argue the following Question: "Whether this Court should reconsider its precedents, including Continental Paper Bag Co. v. Eastern Paper Bag Co., 210 U.S. 405 (1908), on when it is appropriate to grant an injunction against a patent infringer."'
RIM has filed a brief in the eBay case which sets out as clearly as you could ask, their argument against the use of injunctions by patent trolls.
The US Supreme Court is set to hear argument on March 29 2006.
Thanks for the smile... we have similar crisis here regularly. We might be clueless here on evolution, but we're positive about whose best in the big 12 (go KU).
BTW: thanks for the advice today.
Continued props to you...BUT, there's a national crisis right now in Canada, Mary. And Im not talking about the recent elections, i.e., the radical shift to hardcore U.S. Republican-like (NEO)-conservatism. I'm talking about the most recent scandal, ripped from today's headlines, involving the Yoko Ono of Canada, (or the NHL!)
Hey. I won't lose sleep if you refuse to take others' views. Have a nice evening.
I just ask that you stop putting words in my mouth. I don't hold the view that "if there is justice in the world, or these guys aren't crooks, or even if there is a God in heaven... then this will/won't happen." These are your words.
I accept that whatever happened, did. The difference with you is that I don't get upset over philosophical discussions.
What I promoted was dealing with the facts and avoid altering them to romanticise one side.