Disclaimer: I'm a happy BlackBerry user, one of the tools that comes with my job.
I'm firmly in the anti-"software" patent camp. "Software" patents stifle innovation and do little more than enrich an intellectual property rights litigation community. The irony of this situation will be if the USPTO decides against NTP on all five patents: will NTP face extortion charges?
RIM pays up, taking 'one for the team' - BlackBerry Battle - MSNBC.com