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Smartphone patent fight: 'World War III'

Matt Hamblen | May 5, 2011
Smartphone-related patent infringement lawsuits Apple and Samsung recently filed against each other are but the latest in an escalating series of Android and open-source-related complaints filed by major corporations over the past 18 months.

The smartphone lawsuits "are a really good thing," Specht added. "With so much opportunity and innovation, things are sort of coming to a head. I don't think [the litigation] changes smartphone costs for consumers. Instead, the innovators are grabbing land."


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