Palm Sued Over Multi Player Gaming Patent
A company called Peer-to-Peer Systems LLC has filed suit against Palm Inc. The Complaint alleges that the use of Palm handhelds and clone PDAs to play multiple player games wirelessly and interactively on two or more such devices directly infringes Peer-to-Peer's U.S. Patent relating to methods for playing interactive, multiple player computer games on ad hoc, wireless local area networks.
The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and has been assigned to Chief Judge Sue L. Robinson. Peer-to-Peer's attorney, Stephen L. Sulzer, stated that the suit against Palm became necessary after settlement discussions between the companies failed to produce an agreement.
Information about Peer-to-Peer Systems is sparse and the company does not seem to have a website. The U.S. Patent No. 5,618,045 was issued in April, 1997, and names Michael Kagan and Ian Solomon as inventors.
Peer-to-Peer licenses the '045 patent on a royalty basis to makers of PDAs, hand-held computers, cellular telephones, and dedicated wireless electronic gaming devices, as well as developers and vendors of interactive multiple player game software. Peer-to-Peer is also engaged in litigation to enforce the same patent against Cybiko, Inc., a maker of hand-held game computers for teenagers.
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