Nokia complaint tracking 5 dollar bill

 

Nokia complaint tracking 5 dollar bill

The smartphone wars or smartphone patents licensing and litigation is an ongoing [ citation needed ] business battle by smartphone manufacturers including Sony Mobile , Google , Apple Inc. , Samsung , Microsoft , Nokia , Motorola , Huawei , LG Electronics , ZTE and HTC , among others, in patent litigation . The conflict is part of the wider "patent wars" between multinational technology and software corporations. The patent wars occured because a finished smartphone might involve hundreds of thousands of patents.

To secure and increase market share , companies granted a patent can sue to prevent competitors from using the methods the patent covers. Since 2010 the number of lawsuits, counter-suits, and trade complaints based on patents and designs in the market for smartphones, and devices based on smartphone OSes such as Android and iOS , has increased significantly.

Initial suits, countersuits, rulings, licence agreements, and other major events in italics : [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]