Psion countersues Intel in not-netbook spat
Mar 03, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)
""Intel has acted willfully and maliciously, has unlawfully
attempted to trade on the tremendous commercial value, reputation
and goodwill of the Netbook mark, and has deliberately and
intentionally confused and deceived the public as to an
affiliation, connection or association of Intel with Psion, and/or
as to the origin, sponsorship or approval of Intel's goods and/or
services," the PDA pioneer alleges.
"Tremendous commercial value? Well, Psion claims it has sold
$13,650 worth of Netbooks - specifically "laptop computers under
Psion's Netbook mark" - this year alone, down from a peak of just
over $2m in 2006, after which sales fell to $586,680 in 2007 and
$60,900 in 2008.
"This despite the fact that the product has been officially