PalmSource Settles Patent Suit with Digeo


Digeo, the Paul Allen-backed maker of software and services for digital cable TV, has settled a patent infringement suit with PalmSource, makers of the PalmOS operating system for handheld devices. The patent at issue was U.S. Patent No. 5,734,823, “Systems and apparatus for electronic communication and storage of information,” granted in 1998.

Digeo’s patent covers a method of distributing digital content through a point-of-sale device called a “Book Bank,” which is a point-of-sale repository for digital content that can be used to sell content to consumers, encrypt it, and download it to their devices.

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