December 6, 2012

Does Apple Really Need to Sue Everyone?

Christina Bonnington, Wired


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Apple is on top of the world. It has enjoyed phenomenal success since the iPhone’s debut in 2007. Each iteration sells better than the last — just look at the iPhone 5′s 2 million in first-day pre-order sales. The company is all but printing money. And the iPhone is largely responsible. Despite the incredible success of its mobile products, Apple insists upon entangling itself in a seemingly endless campaign of litigation, ruthlessly fighting to push patent-infringing products off store shelves and shake down competitors for licensing fees. Apple is back in court today to resume its fight with Samsung as the two sides meet in a San Jose courtroom for the first time since jurors told the Korean company to pay Apple $1.05 billion for essentially ripping off its design...

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TAGGED: Smartphones, patents, Apple

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