Summary:

Psion took aim at Intel last week for the alleged theft of its netbook trademark and asked for three times the value of any profits earned from the use of the trademark, which would equate to about $1.2 billion in damages. Our colleagues over at jkOnTheRun […]

Psion took aim at Intel last week for the alleged theft of its netbook trademark and asked for three times the value of any profits earned from the use of the trademark, which would equate to about $1.2 billion in damages. Our colleagues over at jkOnTheRun have more, but the high-octane countersuit (which disputes everything — including Intel’s arguments that imply Psion is essentially a trademark troll) proves that Psion is ready to go big or go home.

That’s exactly the attitude needed when fighting an intellectual property battle with a company that’s eager to fight and once employed the attorney who popularized the term “patent troll.” However, Psion may have a tough time proving that the sales figures provided in its suit are accurate, as well as that its trademark wasn’t being used generically, even by its own marketing department.

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