In the infamous words of Lynn Fox, a Palm spokesperson, in response to Apple's barred teeth:
In a previous article on OSNews concerning Apple's veiled threats, Thom mentioned that "Palm better not infringe on any iPhone patents when Palm launches the Pre, because Apple is ready and willing to take such a case to courts." It's sounding as if Palm isn't backing down in fear as Apple hoped, but quite the contrary. Could a vicious legal battle ensue when the Pre is released? It's looking like a possibility.