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May 5, 2011

The Tech Industry Lawsuit Maze

This Infographic is courtesy infographic's author David McCandless and James Key at InformationIsBeautiful.net.

The Tech Industru maze of Lwsuits seem to increase with time . It seems everyone  is suing everyone to stop their competitor  from entering their domain.Nokia is suing Hitachi, Sharp and LG over LCD price fixing. Nokia is also suing Apple over the use of WiFi on 2G and 3G phones. It settled its lawsuit against Qualcomm over anti-competitive practices and patents on mobile downloads.

Apple

Apple is suing HTC for violation of 20 patents. It's suing Nokia over wireless data, speech coding and security.

Kodak

Kodak is suing RIM and Apple over image previews and computer-based imaging tasks. It's suing Sony Ericsson over handling of digital images. It settled its lawsuit against Samsung over image storage and movie previews.

Motorola

Motorola has sued Apple over infringement of 18 patents.

Microsoft

Microsoft is suing Motorola over infringement of nine patents, including e-mail contacts and meeting scheduler.

RIM

RIM settled its lawsuit against Motorola for anti competitive practices and infringement of patents.

Sony Ericsson

Sony is suing Kodak over the handling of digital images
source : PCworld