Earlier this week, HTC filed a lawsuit seeking damages against Apple’s use of HTC proprietary technology in its iDevices. If you hadn’t noticed, this was merely a retaliatory suit following Apple’s lawsuit against the Taiwanese handset manufacturer.
Patent lawsuits are a common business ploy to either force companies into surrendering their innovation or gain a mileage out of the success of competitors by extracting a licensing fee. And we have had plenty of such cases in the past few months.
In case you stopped keeping track of who’s suing who, here’s an graphical representation for you!