Turbulent Times in the Mobile Industry:#Apple didn't invent the #touchscreen #smartphone or the #tablet computer, but its patent lawyers seem to think differently. Over recent years, Apple has sued just about every competitor over alleged patent infringements. Many of these companies have counter-sued Apple for similar patent infringements, and some (such as Nokia) have settled complex lawsuits.. for now, that is.
Although patent lawsuits are not new, Apple seems to have upped the stakes with a determined effort to drive some of its competitors out of several key markets. Samsung - one of Apple's biggest competitors - has come under fire in courts in Germany and the Netherlands in a move that appears to be an effort to stop sales of virtually all Samsung smartphones and tablets. But who supplies Apple with displays and processors for the iPad? That's right.. Samsung.