NTP, the company behind the epic patent infringement lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, is now going after Palm.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia on Monday, NTP asserted that Palm's products, services, systems and processes infringe on NTP's patents.
NTP is a holding company that was formed to pursue intellectual property cases involving patents held by the late Thomas Campana for a wireless e-mail system. The company settled a multiyear legal ordeal with RIM earlier this year for $612.5 million after alleging that RIM's BlackBerry devices and wireless e-mail service infringed on NTP's patents.
Palm's Treo smart phones are likely the intended target of NTP's lawsuit. NTP is looking for an injunction on the sale of Palm products that allegedly violate its patents, as well as monetary damages.