WSJ.com - Supreme Court Rejects RIM's Stay Request: "At issue in the patent dispute is technology used in the popular BlackBerry wireless email device RIM makes. NTP sued in 2001, saying the company had violated several of its patents with the product. A trial in a Virginia district court resulted in a jury verdict against Research In Motion over five patents in 2003.
RIM, in the emergency appeal, said its business would be 'irreparably harmed' if a lower court is free to issue an injunction before the Supreme Court reviews its appeal. 'Research In Motion would suffer substantial revenue and profit losses,' lawyers for the company said in the appeal."