Monday, October 08, 2012

In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword - NYTimes.com

A sign of the litigious times
"In the smartphone industry alone, according to a Stanford University analysis, as much as $20 billion was spent on patent litigation and patent purchases in the last two years — an amount equal to eight Mars rover missions. Last year, for the first time, spending by Apple and Google on patent lawsuits and unusually big-dollar patent purchases exceeded spending on research and development of new products, according to public filings."
In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword - NYTimes.com
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