There was a little confusion yesterday about Tim Cook's remarks about pursuing lawsuits against competitors who rip off Apple's IP.
Based on the question being responded to, it seemed pretty obvious Apple was specifically warning Palm about their upcoming multi-touch capable Pre smartphone, but others have speculated that he was simply addressing the Chinese knock-off market (good luck suing those guys, Tim).
Either way, Palm seems to be pretty sure Cook was talking about them, and have released a rather swaggering statement through spokesperson Lynn Fox in return: bring it on.
Palm has a long history of innovation that is reflected in our products and robust patent portfolio (31 pages of patents in Google Patent Search), and we have long been recognized for our fundamental patents in the mobile space. If faced with legal action, we are confident that we have the tools necessary to defend ourselves.”
Miss Fox then picked up the chair she was sitting on, walked across the room and smashed it across the back of Tim Cook's head. Steve Wilkos rushed to the stage to establish order, but it was already too late. From the crowd, stunned silence, one shrill "Oh no she didn't!" and then the sudden protrusion of an ocean off wildly rotating fists, accompanied by the insistent, jackal-like chant: "PALM PRE! PALM PRE! PALM PRE!"
Palm to Apple: Bring It [All Things D]