NTP Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Palm

Nov 06, 2006, 00:00 ET from NTP, Inc.

    RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NTP, Inc. today announced that it
 has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:   PALM)
 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
     In its Complaint, NTP asserts that Palm's products, services, systems
 and processes infringe NTP's patents. The Complaint seeks injunctive relief
 to prevent Palm from continuing to infringe on NTP's patents directly and
 indirectly. In addition, the Complaint seeks the recovery of monetary
 damages resulting from Palm's past direct and indirect infringement of
 these patents.
     The Complaint concerns Palm's manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale,
 and/or importation into the U.S. of infringing products, methods,
 processes, services and systems that are primarily used or primarily
 adapted for use in electronic mail systems with radio frequency (RF)
 communications to mobile processors and related services, and methods.
     Donald E. Stout, NTP's co-founder, said, "We have attempted -- on
 numerous occasions -- to resolve this issue with Palm without resorting to
 litigation that is both time consuming and costly. Despite our efforts,
 Palm has chosen to continue to unlawfully infringe on our patents. Though
 we would still prefer to resolve this issue with Palm in a negotiated
 license agreement that is fair and reasonable to both parties, we are
 filing action today as a last resort to protect our valuable intellectual
     Hunton & Williams LLP is serving as legal counsel to NTP.
     About NTP Inc.
     NTP, Inc. is an intellectual property firm based in Richmond, VA. The
 privately-held firm holds numerous patents and was co-founded in 1992 by
 the late inventor Thomas Campana, Jr. and attorney Donald Stout. Among
 NTP's library of patents are those pertaining to technologies involving
 wireless email that Mr. Campana developed as lead inventor in 1990. NTP
 currently has license agreements with Good Technology, Inc., Nokia,
 Research In Motion, and Visto Corporation.
     Media Contact for NTP:
     Eric Brielmann / Jeremy Jacobs
     Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
     (212) 355-4449