A Roadmap to the Smartphone Patent Wars and FRAND Licensing
Michael Carrier, Apr 30, 2012
The smartphone industry today is characterized by a thicket of patents and wars based on those patents. Every day brings a new lawsuit or development between Apple, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility ("MMI"), Nokia, and Samsung. The lawsuits span numerous courts and several continents. And they often pit Apple or Microsoft on one side and manufacturers of Google's Android operating system-HTC, MMI, and Samsung-on the other.