Artifex Slaps Palm With PDF Reader Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 2:06 PM EST) -- Artifex Software Inc. has accused smartphone maker Palm Inc. of infringing a copyright for a rendering engine that reads PDF documents.

The software company said Wednesday that it filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to put an end to Palm’s unauthorized copying and distribution of muPDF, one of Artifex’s registered technologies.

Palm has improperly incorporated muPDF technology in the webOS operating system for its Palm Pre device, and even admits to including the interpreter in every PDF viewer program...
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