If you thought the Blackberry patent battle between RIM and NTP was just a fight between a successful wireless company and a greedy patent farmer, this lengthy article from the Toronto Globe and Mail may be an eye-opener. It's the story of the late Tom Campana, a failed wireless messaging entrepreneur, who founded NTP to protect his patents, which were all he had left after his business collapsed. It's enough to almost make you root for NTP, oddball patents and all.

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