ED Va is a "rocket docket" for patent cases, and was well known before Marshall, Texas came into the limelight.
**UPDATE on Nov. 13**
Palm says NTP's patents are of "doubtful validity," and they don't relate to its products. "The NTP patents disclose a pager-based E-mail service that has nothing in common with the mobile-computing devices invented by Palm," the company said in a statement. In preliminary re-examinations, which were started while the RIM dispute was going on, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected NTP's seven patents, but that ruling is under appeal.
[IPBiz note: claims of RIM's patents were rejected in a first Office Action in re-examination.]