Weekend Contest: Patent Wars 2 – Palm vs. NTP

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NTP might as well be a schoolyard whiner using lines like “Nu-uh, we thought of it first!” and such. First, they attacked RIM and were able to gouge them for a lot of coin. Now they’re going after Palm for the same reasons – patents. Our question to you this week is: How do you think Palm should handle the NTP case? Should they fight ’till the end or lay down right now? Best response this week take home three games from Magmic.

Last week we asked you about the Pearl and if releasing one without the camera (not gonna happen) is a necessity. You were all pretty much vehemently opposed to the idea, we understand. The winner of Ascendo Fitness is Shad Krakowski who came through with some well-thought out and well-written commentary.

“While I see the camera as being an upward evolution of BB’s in general, and with the Pearl specifically, I also see the Pearl itself as the natural evolution of SureType BB’s like the 71xx series, regardless of whether or not it’s got a camera.”

We’re giving you the software, Shad – now it’s your job to get in shape. Keep us updated, would you?

  • http://www.vazcom.net/ marco

    i think that palm should just lay down on this one. because when blackberry first lost there case to NTP they only had to pay $26,000 but since they decided to appeal look what happend they had to 620 million so i think that palm should really look at that and just settle with them.

  • http://www.vazcom.net marco

    i think that palm should just lay down on this one. because when blackberry first lost there case to NTP they only had to pay $26,000 but since they decided to appeal look what happend they had to 620 million so i think that palm should really look at that and just settle with them.

  • http://bwconestoga.blogspot.com/ Mark Hutchison

    For the greater good it is important for Palm to fight and for Palm to win … win big! The continued abuse of patent law not only discredits the patent process in general but ties up valuable resources that could better be allocated to reviewing new incoming patents or to overhauling and streamlining the entire system.

    From a corporate standpoint, however, Palm’s best course of action is, unfortunatly, less clear. Fighting NTP in the courts would be an expensive and time consuming endeavour. The progression and final outcome of RIM’s battle with NTP is an extremly discouraging precedent to follow. A quick and quiet settlement would probably be the safest bet for Palm.

  • http://bwconestoga.blogspot.com/ Mark Hutchison

    For the greater good it is important for Palm to fight and for Palm to win … win big! The continued abuse of patent law not only discredits the patent process in general but ties up valuable resources that could better be allocated to reviewing new incoming patents or to overhauling and streamlining the entire system.

    From a corporate standpoint, however, Palm’s best course of action is, unfortunatly, less clear. Fighting NTP in the courts would be an expensive and time consuming endeavour. The progression and final outcome of RIM’s battle with NTP is an extremly discouraging precedent to follow. A quick and quiet settlement would probably be the safest bet for Palm.

  • http://bwconestoga.blogspot.com Mark Hutchison

    For the greater good it is important for Palm to fight and for Palm to win … win big! The continued abuse of patent law not only discredits the patent process in general but ties up valuable resources that could better be allocated to reviewing new incoming patents or to overhauling and streamlining the entire system.

    From a corporate standpoint, however, Palm’s best course of action is, unfortunatly, less clear. Fighting NTP in the courts would be an expensive and time consuming endeavour. The progression and final outcome of RIM’s battle with NTP is an extremly discouraging precedent to follow. A quick and quiet settlement would probably be the safest bet for Palm.

  • Marc C.

    I recommend Palm to be taken over by RIM ;-).

    As NTP and RIM have a definitive settlement for past and future claims, I assume it will put NTP in a tricky position for this case.

  • Marc C.

    I recommend Palm to be taken over by RIM ;-).

    As NTP and RIM have a definitive settlement for past and future claims, I assume it will put NTP in a tricky position for this case.