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

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 price, and may limit its access to the coveted US marketplace. … Continue reading

Even for the biggest companies, patents offer entry to new markets

This post was contributed by Matthew Marquardt, Partner, Norton Rose Canada Last week, apparently by accident, Motorola Mobility leaked specs and images of its newest mobile device, the Atrix HD. This is the first new smartphone announced by Motorola since Google bought the company in May. While the device bears a strong family resemblance to earlier … Continue reading