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Who's suing whom: Apple vs. Motorola edition

October 31, 2010: 8:18 AM ET

The social graph of telecom litigants just got a little more convoluted

With thanks and apologies to InformationIsBeautiful.net, whose lovely graphic we've updated to put Apple's (AAPL) countersuit against Motorola (MOT) late Friday into context.

Source: Information Is Beautiful

Note, as David McCandless and James Key pointed out three weeks ago when they posted the original, that the companies whose revenues are shrinking tend to launch more lawsuits than those that are growing.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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