Palm wiping Graffiti from product line

Xerox sued Palm in 1997, alleging that Graffiti infringed on Xerox’s patented “Unistrokes” input method. The case was dismissed in 2000, but that decision was reversed in 2001, and Palm has apparently tired of the sword hanging over their head.

The solution? Cleverly, Palm is adopting the same “Jot” input method used on Pocket PC — now if anybody goes after Palm, they have to go through Microsoft. Goodbye Graffiti, hello Graffiti 2! [via Slashdot] | Brighthand story | story | story | CIC PR