Psion Drops Case Over The Word 'Netbook'
Psion has now settled its case with Intel regarding the use of the term 'netbook', stating that "litigation has been settled through an amicable agreement under which Psion will voluntarily withdraw all of its trademark registrations". So now we can all rejoice in that fact that we can freely keep calling the little notebooks by the name that has now been widely adopted. Some were a little surprised when Psion first started on this case late last year and I doubt many people really thought it would come to much, which has now proved true. However, you can't blame Psion for trying to defend what it thought to be its intellectual property and in the end it may well have earned them something in the form of a financial settlement from Intel, though no details of if there was one or how much it was have been released.