Apple Ready to Rumble with Rival Smartphone Makers
Mar 11, 2010, 12:33 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Apple's HTC lawsuit may have come out of nowhere as far as the
public is concerned, but behind the scenes, Apple has been warning
handset vendors for some time that it has patents and lawyers and
isn't afraid to use them.
"The threats and warnings to handset vendors have been going on
for some time, according to a research note from Yair Reiner, a
financial analyst with Oppenheimer & Co., in a note for
"However, it was the HTC suit that was a litigation wakeup call
for many Android vendors. "The lawsuit filed against HTC thus
appears to be Apple's way of putting a public, lawyered-up
exclamation point on a series of blunt conversations that have been
occurring behind closed doors," wrote Reiner."