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Apple Has been Involved in 3 of Every 5 Mobile Tech Patent Suits Over the Last 2 Years
Posted: 12-Jul-2012 [Source: The Atlantic]

[Around 60 percent of the major IP suits in mobile tech have, somehow, involved Apple. ]

By Megan Garber (The Atlantic) -- "Ultimately, Apple is at the center because Apple is at the top. Not only is the company incredibly wealthy -- ridiculously, McDuckily wealthy -- but it's also wealthy in a way that makes it particularly alluring to competitors' lawyers. Apple has nearly $100 billion in cash on hand, and it is resolutely maintaining that sum as savings rather than reinvesting it. Which means that Apple will be prepared for any financial rough patches that come along ... but which also means that Apple is sitting on an enormous sum of money. Money that is oh-so-useful for, among other things, settling suits. Money that might as well be Tim Cook shout"ing to competitors, "Okay: Sue me."

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