"J. Clarke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>One wonders why Xerox bothered with the suit--
Licensing money of course. Here's the quote:
"Xerox always aggressively defends its patent portfolio -- a valuable corporate
asset. Today's ruling vindicates our position that our handwriting-recognition
patent was infringed. Either Palm will have to cease production of its hand-held
organizer or license the technology from Xerox," said Christina Clayton, Xerox
>they'd have made a lot more money by clobbering Apple over the Mac
>but they didn't bother then.
I don't know to what you refer to, but If they thought they could win/make
money, rest assured they'd have been hiring more lawyers... ;)
>I suspect that there was some sort of political motivation...
It's almost always about the money and happens a lot. For example the Graffiti
case was filed in 1997. That same year another lawsuit was filed by the Pilot
Pen Corporation against Palm over it's use of the name "Pilot".