WSJ.com - Judge in RIM Case Is Likely To Ignore the Outside Issues "Judge Spencer also has said he's not going to hold up court proceedings for further patent-office rulings. What's more, NTP recently sought to add more than 32,000 claims to its patents, but backed off most.
If the judge calls for a service halt, RIM could immediately appeal any ban to the appeals court, which may be more inclined to postpone the ban. But the appeals court would have to side with RIM instantly, since observers say RIM can't afford even a brief BlackBerry shutdown.
Some lawyers say RIM's strategy amounts to a dangerous gamble. RIM is playing "Russian roulette" with its customers, says patent lawyer Robert Greene Sterne."
I don't get it...