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MacRumors
Aug 17, 2011, 01:57 PM
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This info graphic from Reuters (http://blog.thomsonreuters.com/index.php/mobile-patent-suits-graphic-of-the-day/) is an updated version of one the Guardian built (http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/06/motorola-files-suit-against-apple-for-patent-infringement/) nearly a year ago.

In a single graphic, it shows how many companies are involved in litigation over mobile patents, and how they are all interconnected. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the lawsuit coverage on MacRumors recently, Apple is at the center of more lawsuits than any other company.

Article Link: Few Companies Left Out of Mobile Patent Lawsuits (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/17/few-companies-left-out-of-mobile-patent-lawsuits/)



cambox
Aug 17, 2011, 02:06 PM
How strange? Apple being sued? But how can this be? They never use anyone else's patents do they?? I thought the ipod was white because they are whiter than white?

hyungsup
Aug 17, 2011, 02:09 PM
LG uses google's android platform :P

nutjob
Aug 17, 2011, 02:09 PM
How strange? Apple being sued? But how can this be? They never use anyone else's patents do they?? I thought the ipod was white because they are whiter than white?

You don't need to use other people's patents to get sued for patent infringement, you just need to use an "invention" covered by the patent. Many patents that have been awarded are ridiculously broad, then you just go to the Eastern District of Texas and the juries there will ok almost anything as infringing.

nwcs
Aug 17, 2011, 02:09 PM
Love the graph. Edward Tufte would approve of this multivariate graph.

taxiapple
Aug 17, 2011, 02:10 PM
How strange? Apple being sued? But how can this be? They never use anyone else's patents do they?? I thought the ipod was white because they are whiter than white?

Where has your head been stuck?

jasontll
Aug 17, 2011, 02:20 PM
"Apple is at the center of more lawsuits than any other company."

- That's where the $$$ is... go for it!!!
:D

macnisse
Aug 17, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Nice graph!

johncrab
Aug 17, 2011, 02:26 PM
...and a whole industry prepares to go down the sue-er. :D

Laird Knox
Aug 17, 2011, 02:35 PM
I'm going to sue the next poster.

jonnysods
Aug 17, 2011, 02:42 PM
Wow, I guess the lawyers are the only ones not losing jobs in this economy then!

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I'm going to sue the next poster.

Noooooooo!

richardsonrs
Aug 17, 2011, 02:43 PM
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I'm going to sue the next poster.

Too late. I already sued you and the previous poster for post infringement and you are already out of money.

Consultant
Aug 17, 2011, 02:44 PM
Missed Nokia licensing to Apple.

drakino
Aug 17, 2011, 02:46 PM
Would be useful if the blue arrows somehow also indicated which side fired the first shot.

krburrell
Aug 17, 2011, 02:50 PM
Nice graph! I would like to see it a few years from now.

wackymacky
Aug 17, 2011, 02:56 PM
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I'm not sure of whether apple's position in this is due to them having a disregard for others interlectual property or people are just going after Apple because as Ned Kelly said (when asked why he robed banks) 'that's where the money is.

cambox
Aug 17, 2011, 03:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cambox

How strange? Apple being sued? But how can this be? They never use anyone else's patents do they?? I thought the ipod was white because they are whiter than white?


taxiapple
''Where has your head been stuck''?


It's called Irony :)

GonMacNvrGoBack
Aug 17, 2011, 03:10 PM
If you squint your eyes a bit when looking at that diagram, it kinda looks like a CPU chip. Cool fact. :cool:

djdeckster
Aug 17, 2011, 03:16 PM
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I'm not sure of whether apple's position in this is due to them having a disregard for others interlectual property or people are just going after Apple because as Ned Kelly said (when asked why he robed banks) 'that's where the money is.



No one really knows. Isn't Apple loosing to Kodak? I think that a lot of companies are going after Apple because they have changed the whole mobile industry. But who knows, that's just my theory.

BC2009
Aug 17, 2011, 03:47 PM
Missed Nokia licensing to Apple.

Actually a cross licence, though Nokia came out on top since they are getting cash too.

paul4339
Aug 17, 2011, 05:05 PM
i thought the Apple/Kodak case was resolved...

Reminds me of a subway map! Lots of routes going to/from the Apple terminal!

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BaldiMac
Aug 17, 2011, 05:20 PM
Actually a cross licence, though Nokia came out on top since they are getting cash too.

It was inevitable that Apple would be paying Nokia. The lawsuit was about how much. Hard to say who came out on top without looking at the before and after numbers.

Although, if the estimate of $600 million up front is correct, that's about $4 per iPhone sold before the settlement date. Less than 1% of the purchase price. Seems like we heard Nokia was asking for a lot more than that.

derkunstler
Aug 17, 2011, 06:01 PM
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This is comical. The only thing that's scary about it is that tjis is for real. It's pure madness! Perhaps wars of the future will begin under the google or MS banner! WW4 brought to you by sanyo!

Jibbajabba
Aug 17, 2011, 07:05 PM
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There'll be iSue soon ....

winston1236
Aug 17, 2011, 07:27 PM
time for lawsuit wars the game on xbox 360

Kilamite
Aug 17, 2011, 07:31 PM
Good time to be an Amazon lawyer.

Winni
Aug 18, 2011, 10:41 AM
Where has your head been stuck?

It's always entertaining to see that most Americans don't see irony even when it bites them in the butt...

BaldiMac
Aug 18, 2011, 11:51 AM
It's always entertaining to see that most Americans don't see irony even when it bites them in the butt...

Good to see most Germans still enjoy stereotyping and prejudice. (Do you see how stupid comments like this sound?)

Joshwawilson
Aug 18, 2011, 09:54 PM
Nice graph! I would like to see it a few years from now.

My head would hurt..