Apple has licensed several patents from Access in a US$10 million deal that includes technologies from Palm, Bell Communications Research, and Geoworks. The deal will likely help Apple shore up its mobile device patent portfolio and avoid at least some potential legal fights over infringement claims.
If Access sounds familair, you probable know a little Palm history. Access was formerly PalmSource, the company that Palm spun off years ago to make Palm OS for its handheld personal digital assistant handheld devices. The company also holds patnets that came from a few other companies and owns BeOS...Read more