When you think Palm, you think Graffiti. But Palm's long-standing association with its home-grown character recognition software is about to take a dramatic turn. PalmSource, the operating system subsidiary of Palm, Inc., announced today that future versions of Palm OS will not contain Graffiti. Rather, they will incorporate a modified version of Communication Intelligence Corporation's Jot handwriting recognition software, something it's calling Graffiti 2 powered by Jot.

According to this site, Xerox has been pushing the courts to pronounce against Palm for some time as they say the original Graffiti is derived from their own patented Unistrokes technology. I guess this change will be taking place in the coming months when new models from the different manufacturers reach the market.