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Early PDA Pioneer Takes on Microsoft in Decades-Old Anti-Trust Dispute

Jerrold Kaplan, an inventor of an early handwriting recognition device for computers in the late 80’s, has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Microsoft. The suit alleges that Microsoft’s Bill Gates actively sought to prevent other companies from doing business with Kaplan in order to eliminate Kaplan’s company. (“Computing pioneer says Microsoft conspired to ‘kill’ his company,” Greg Sandolval, AP News/North County Times, Jul. 5, 2005).