After Apple surpassed Samsung as the top smartphone manufacturer in the world, the battle still continues for the operating system running each Galaxy devices, yes against Android where the Cupertino-giant have already spent more than 100 million dollars according to the latest estimates –though most of these figures went to HTC claims earlier.
“A person close to the situation tells me there’s a rumor going around among the lawyers that Apple spent $100 million just on its first set of claims against HTC. Who knows if it’s true, but if so, Apple didn’t get a lot for its money.”, according to Newsweek correspondent Dan Lyons in his blog post.
Accordingly, there are 84 claims filed against different Android manufacturers for patent infringements, and interestingly there are only 10 claims were proven to have been infringed and only one goes for Apple victory. Is that worthy enough for $100 million?
Actually, most of the infringements were a small feature of the software such as tapping phone number in an email or webpage to call or send a text — that means the other party can simply resolve that by either removing the feature or implement it in a different way, and that’s exactly what HTC and Samsung did.
Now do you think Apple should have invested more on their research lab to design more interesting and unique –amazing products in Apple ways, rather than battling a costly patent claims to keep competitors out of the market?