The word "blackout" may bring to mind the August night nearly three years ago when roughly 50 million people in New York and several surrounding states suddenly found themselves without any power at all.But a new kind of blackout could affect CPA firms and thousands of other businesses across the nation - the BlackBerry blackout.
CPAs and other BlackBerry customers are nervous as a protracted patent dispute between Research in Motion Ltd. - the Waterloo, Ont.-based parent company of BlackBerry portable e-mail devices - and NTP Inc., an intellectual property owner company in Arlington, Va., drags on.
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