Originally posted on 9to5Mac:
Apple’s patent war with the rest of the smartphone industry clearly has mixed results. According to Bloomberg, Apple could potentially cut its losses and collect as much as a $10 royalty per device if it were to reach settlements with competitors. Apple could also leverage its patents to reach deals with rivals that would allow the company to better control adoption of new technologies and avoid competitors modifying products to workaround patents.
Early victories in Australia saw sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in October, only to be overturned by another Australian court ruling in November. Similar temporary bans in place by German courts will likely be overturned after Samsung agreed to modify aspects of the tablet’s design infringing on Apple patents.
With Apple suing just about every major smartphone maker in the industry regarding patent infringement, 3LP Advisors’ Kevin Rivette, previously vice president of IP strategy…
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