Liliputing is reporting that the French site Blogeee is reporting that they have seen reports (yeah, blogging is a dirty business) that the trademark battle between Psion and everybody else who has ever touched a semiconductor is over. It appears that Psion has accepted the fact that Netbook has become a generic term and is dropping their claim, but whether that is due to settlement or because Psion’s legal team realized that the court costs for the first round alone would be more then the company is still worth is anybody’s guess.
I admit I was expecting Psion to eventually get paid or get lost from the start and assuming this report is true, I am surprised it took this long. I for one would love to read the transcripts of the negotiation’s between Psion and Intel and their posse.
In an effort to get a little more confirmation for this story, which Liliputing is properly classing as a rumor, I ran the Blogeee post through Microsoft Live Search’s translator functionality, built into IE8…and this is what I got.
Intel and Psion have to agree on the problem that opposed until around to the word "netbook". Psion voluntarily withdraw all its rights and the term deposits and consents to do more oppose to that third parties use in the future the netbook Word. No official confirmation from Psion or Intel in their respective sites for the moment, no idea nor of the negotiations around this sudden friendship between setmarks sent soft words press spaces there are few. For us users netbooks, we finally see manufacturers and merchants stop turning around the pot with their "mini-mobile", their sub-laptops or other "mini-notebook."
ZUT ALORS!!! “Sent soft words press spaces there are few”??????
OK, so whether Netbooks are generic or not, we do learn one thing for certain in this story..Live Search Translator is merde.