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Monday, November 1, 2010

Apple Accuses Motorola of Violating Smartphone Patents


“From Apple Inc. sued Motorola Inc., alleging that the company’s smartphone lineup and the operating software it uses infringe on the iPhone-maker’s intellectual property. The two lawsuits came after Motorola sued Apple in October for patent infringement and were the latest skirmish in a long-running series of disputes in the fiercely competitive smartphone industry.” (Chicago Breaking Business)

Protecting artificial property violates genuine property and stifles innovation.

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