0817 POST 1 Mobile Patents
This info graphic from Reuters is an updated version of one the Guardian built 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.

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nutjob Avatar
167 months ago
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.
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nwcs Avatar
167 months ago
Love the graph. Edward Tufte would approve of this multivariate graph.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
167 months ago
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!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GonMacNvrGoBack Avatar
167 months ago
If you squint your eyes a bit when looking at that diagram, it kinda looks like a CPU chip. Cool fact. :cool:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
richardsonrs Avatar
167 months ago
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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Laird Knox Avatar
167 months ago
I'm going to sue the next poster.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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