RIM's fate could be decided on February 24th

Why does it seem that the RIM drama is really taking place on two trains heading in opposite directions: in the Patent Office where NTP's questionable patents seem close to being invalidated, and in federal court, where RIM is but one ruling away from being forced to shut down sales and service nationwide? Maybe it's because an injunction by Judge James Spencer on February 24th could spell disaster for the Blackberry maker, even though it most likely didn't do anything wrong (at least with regards to NTP). While Crackberry addicts across the country prepare for possible withdrawal, those of us with smartphones who don't care about getting our email the nanosecond after it's sent smugly go about our daily business without a care in the world.