April 16, 2012

The Never-ending Smartphone Patent War

Jones & Vascellaro, Wall Street Journal

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Customers shopping for Apple Inc.'s AAPL -2.90% iPhone might pay little attention to the gadget's "slide to unlock" feature, but you would never know that from a quick glance at Apple's current roster of patent lawsuits.
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