Artifex Software Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Palm

Artifex Software Inc. today filed a lawsuit against Palm, Inc for copyright infringement. The suit claims Palm utilized Artifex’s registered technology in their PDF viewer. muPDF is Artifex’s lightweight PDF interpreter, which the company claims was improperly integrated into Palm’s “PDF Viewer” app. Of course, this app is standard on all Palm Pre devices and the new Palm Pixi.

According to Artifex, Palm admits to using muPDF, but the company failed to obtain a commercial license nor complied with the terms of the GPL.

No word from Palm yet, as this release was just dropped by Artifex. Let’s hope both companies can settle this amicably.

[via Trading Markets]