Apple, HTC Battle over Patents
While most articles have been written focusing on specific winners and losers of this patent war between every mobile OS shop and the respective mobile hardware manufacturers, the real winners include each and every individual that gains some sort of clue about the future landscape of technology patents in the US and abroad from the decisions (and non-decisions) being made. With patents covering such basic software methods as “identifying a piece of information from a string of text and providing a context menu based on the identified information” it is of paramount importance that the bounds to these lawsuits be set firmly and swiftly in order to inform the existing market and more importantly, the market of technology innovation. Watch these play out to know more about how to navigate these careful waters while gathering investment or launching into a new venture. We won’t get answers overnight, but each battle will give us a better idea of the direction of technology patents and where your business may be exposed to surprise competition.