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Significant ruling secured for world leader in handheld computing

April 20, 2007

Palm, Inc. secured a significant victory in its patent dispute with NTP, Inc., a Virginia-based patent holding company. On March 23, 2007, a U.S. District Court judge in Richmond, Va., granted Palm's motion to stay NTP's patent infringement lawsuit against Palm, pending the conclusion of patent office reexamination proceedings, and all subsequent appeals. This is the first time a judge in the Eastern District of Virginia's "rocket docket" has completely stayed a patent suit pending reexamination proceedings. McGuireWoods is co-counsel to Palm in the matter.