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Apple’s legal win could lead to increased smartphone M&A

This post was contributed by Christopher N. Hunter, Partner, Norton Rose Canada A jury ruling in Apple’s favour over Samsung in the US District Court earlier this week could have a chilling effect on rivals, leaving them scrambling for alternatives to common touch-screen gestures used in many smartphones today. The awarded $1.05 billion has affected Samsung’s stock … Continue reading

Acquiring patent portfolios of failed or failing technology companies

This post was contributed by Mark Sajewycz, Partner, Norton Rose Canada LLP The market has recently begun to better appreciate the value of patents, particularly after Rockstar Bidco, LP, a consortium comprising tech giants Apple, Microsoft, RIM, EMCand Ericsson, acquired Nortel’s patents for the staggering sum of $4.5 billion. Recent innovations in the computer and … Continue reading
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