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Palm To Pay Xerox $22.5M To End Lengthy Patent Suit

Law360 (June 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Xerox Corp. and Palm Inc. have reached a settlement ending a legal dispute that lasted almost a decade. Xerox filed the patent infringement suit, which centered on handwriting recognition technology used in personal digital assistants, in 1997.

As a condition of the settlement, Palm will pay Xerox $22.5 million for a fully paid up license for three of Xerox’s patents, including the disputed “Unistrokes” patent. The settlement also includes a seven-year agreement between the companies not to level patent infringement charges against each other within certain...
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