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I think the lawyers are going to have a field day after reading this http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/28/apple-vs-palm-the-in-depth-analysis/

It seems the iPhone could be infringing some Palm patents too!

Stuart Langridge

Yeah, as per Engadget review, Palm's third option is to just carry on regardless and dare Apple to sue, in the knowledge that Palm probably also hold relevant patents. Mutual Assured Destruction, how are ya.

This sort of Mexican standoff may be a counterprocess to the annoying and fraught business of patent cross-licencing deals; standoff favours incumbents, but so do cross-licencing deals, neither protect you from patent trolls, and standoff saves you fees to your fee-earners!

I can see how this might not be a great solution for the Naked Law team, mind. :-)

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