Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Jan 2009 16:10 UTC
Legal There has been a bit of a buzz lately surrounding some indeterminate patent threats going back and forth between Apple and Palm. Palm is about to launch the Pre, which supposedly could infringe on a number of iPhone patents. Both companies have stated that they will defend themselves against any possible patent infringements. Engadget enlisted the help of two patent attornies, and they took a good look at both sides and came up with some interesting results: while Palm could be infringing on Apple's patents, Apple sure as water is also infringing on a number of Palm patents. Still, that doesn't have to mean anything.
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RE: Comment by majipoor
by _yc_ on Fri 30th Jan 2009 18:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by majipoor"
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Unfortunately Apple does not really need Palm because Apple already has the iPhone and OS X. Some of Palms patents are also old and could get invalidated. I think they will work out a deal for very little legal fees.

Perhaps Motorola or Research in Motion could buy Palm for it's WebOS and hardware design know how. Even that is long shot because Android is free.

Palm should be able to make it on it's own if they can deliver the Pre soon. They should not use Sprint exclusively. I am sure Verizon/Vodafone would love to market the Pre.

Edited 2009-01-30 18:42 UTC

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