Is Acer teaming with Verizon on a netbook?; Taiwanese firm sues Apple over touchscreen

> A Taiwanese company is suing Apple over the iPhone maker's touchscreen patent. Article

> Acer said it will soon announce deals with additional U.S. operators to sell its netbooks. Since it already has a deal with AT&T Mobility, could a Verizon Wireless deal be in the making? Article

> DirecTV said its iPhone app topped 100,000 downloads in four days. FierceMobileContent

> Google said it upgraded its Gmail service for iPhone and Android gadgets. FierceMobileContent

> Location developers have scant interest in Palm's webOS and the Symbian platform, according to a new survey. FierceMobileContent

And finally... Two New Jersey men were fined and ordered to do community service after staging a mock UFO scare by tying road flares to helium balloons. Article