A Reply PR Salvo From NTP

16 Nov ’05

NTP’s PR counter-salvo has been launched; they’ve put a widow in front of the press to complain about the U.S. government’s involvement in the suit.

The widow of NTP Inc. founder Thomas Campana has written a letter to two Illinois senators complaining about the “gross injustice” that she is suffering at the hands of the U.S. government.

The letter was written in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s request “to stay any consideration of the reimposition of an injunction” on sales and services of BlackBerry in the U.S. for at least 90 days. It was addressed to both Senators in her home state of Illinois, Barak Obama and Richard Durbin, both of the Democratic Party.

“Tom was an American success story — a veteran who built his company and contributed to the development of wireless technology,” the letter said. “He is entitled to the same patent protection as big companies. I know that I do not have as much money or political influence as a large company like RIM, but I ask for your assistance in this matter. It is bad enough that my government will not act to protect me, but it is even worse that the Department of Justice is acting against me.”

Yes, a great injustice is being done. Because, well, because US$450 million is so unfair.

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