Xerox Wins Patent Infringement Case Against Palm And 3com

The U.S. District Court has ruled that Xerox Corporation UnistrokesA patent is valid and Palm Inc. and 3Com infringed their patent in their handheld electronic organizers that use the Graffiti program. The court ultimately held that Xerox’s patent 656 is valid and was indeed infringed by the Graffiti program. Palm and 3Com will be liable for damages for patent infringement.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is this Graffiti technology?
What is the history of this litigation and what did the patent involve?
What did the court ultimately determine?
Are Palm’s licensees of the Palm OS Software potentially liable for infringement
What will be Palm and 3Com’s next move after this litigation?

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