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.
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.
Who is suing whom
[Follow MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 31, 2010 8:18 AM ET
Asks the U.S. to halt the importation and sale of all iPhones, iPads and iPods
Making its first formal response to a pair of Apple patent infringement suits, Taiwan's HTC Corporation filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday charging Apple (AAPL) with violating five of its patents.
"As the innovator of the original Windows Mobile PocketPC Phone Edition in 2002 and the first Android smartphone in 2008, HTC MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 12, 2010 1:34 PM ET
Including patents for video iChat, virtual keyboard and multi-touch error compensation
Apple (AAPL) just added more than a dozen warheads to its stockpile of intellectual property holdings.
On Wednesday, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office published 16 newly granted Apple patents, including some that have been pending for more than seven years and several that would seem to apply to the iPad.
Patently Apple has the story, including patent numbers and a link MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 7, 2010 11:09 AM ET
Answers charges of patent "theft" with a polite press release and a Google e-mail address
Two weeks after Apple (AAPL) filed a pair of lawsuits against HTC for allegedly infringing on 20 iPhone-related patents, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer broke its silence. In a series of press interviews and a statement released early Thursday morning, it said:
HTC advocates intellectual property protection
It has always respected other innovators' technologies and will continue to do MORE
An obscure patent by three Frenchmen describes a new way of controlling touchscreens
With speculation about the Apple (AAPL) tablet computer rising to a fever pitch, Gus Sentementes at the Baltimore Sun has scored what may be an important scoop.
He's put his hands on a patent filing, recently assigned to Apple, that describes in detail a graphical user interface "for navigating three-dimensional virtual spaces and manipulating three-dimensional objects in the virtual MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 5, 2010 5:22 AM ET
Last Thursday, a week and a half before the expected unveiling of iPhone version 2.0, Apple (AAPL) published a 371-page patent that describes virtually every aspect of version 1.0 -- and adds a few wrinkles we haven't seen before. You can download it here.
Alden Malley at AppleInsider has done a pretty good job of teasing out the details in the patent that aren't offered in the current iPhone, items that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2008 8:06 AM ET
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