Psion and Intel Reach "Amicable Agreement"

I know I said I was taking a break but there is a conclusion to the Psion netbook trademark fiasco that I felt I should publish for completeness.

It seems that Psion and Intel have reached an “amicable agreement” and that

Neither party accepted any liability. In light of this amicable agreement, Psion has agreed to waive all its rights against third parties in respect of past, current or future use of the ‘Netbook’ term.

I don’t know what deal was done, but I don’t feel that this rather grubby episode has done anything but tarnish Psion’s already diminishing reputation. Shame.