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Patent Wars

The Patent Wars
The Convoluted Battlefield of Tech IP

THE BATTLEZONE
Who has sued whom

TREATY TERRITORY
Who's selling patents to whom

2008 2012

10
Number of patents Involved
An eye for an eye; suing a company that's already suing them
Sending out
On the receiving end

AOL
ZTE
Apple
Yahoo
Barnes & Noble
Samsung
EMC
RIM
Ericsson
Oracle
Foxconn
Nokia
Facebook
Nortel
Google
Motorola Mobility
HTC
Motorola
Huawei
Microsoft
IBM
LG
Kodak
Intervec
Interdigital

9
8
4
10
13
7
10
20
5
9
925
5
2
5
5
1
7
6
2
5
6000
7
16
23
5
7
9
2094
1000 Patents have not been sold
17000
650

Patent Wars

shared by visually on May 22, 2012 in Business

Patent Wars

shared by visually on May 22, 2012 in Business

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The patent wars in the US Tech Industry are rampant. It's difficult to keep track of so many lawsuits and patent sales, but this infographic can clear things up.
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