Apple has faced myriad patent infringement lawsuits as mobile phone titans grapple for competitive advantages in the burgeoning smart phone market. The cases offer a number of interesting takeaways for the casual observer seeking to better understand patent infringement litigation in the US and its use as a business tool – or simply as a business unto itself. In this article, Squire Sanders partners David S. Elkins and Steven M. Auvil tackle Apple’s east Texas patent infringement “merry-go-round” over its FaceTime software.
This article originally appeared in the February 2013 edition of Intellectual Property Magazine. Reprinted with permission.