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Rhode Island firm TTools took legal action against 3Com, Ideo Product Development and Palm Computing for an alleged breach of patent. The company, which describes itself on its Web site as predominantly female-owned and led filed the suit on Monday. Tom Hazzard, TTools VP, said the company manufactures a range of three styli with dual functionality under the Throttle brand name. TTools alleges 3Com and the others infringed this technology with the Palm Point stylus. ® See also: Big Blue sued over mice -- twice

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