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October 10, 2011

The Truth About "Samsung Made iPhone 4"

Samsung may manufacture the chips in your iPhone 4, but some might not know that 26% of Apple’s iPhone is composed of Samsung parts. The Economist took an updated teardown provided by iSuppli and turned it into the nifty infographic below. Turns out, 26 percent of the bill of materials for the iPhone 4 went straight to Samsung

Apple  doesn't make the iPhone itself. It neither manufactures the components nor assembles them into a finished product. The components come from a variety of suppliers and the assembly is done by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. The “teardown” graphic above shows  that "Samsung Manufactured components "account for 26% of the iPhone 

Samsung turns out to be a particularly important supplier. It provides some of the phone's most important components: the flash memory that holds the phone's apps, music and operating software; the working memory, or DRAM; and the applications processor that makes the whole thing work. 

The Above chart shows How the Mobile Companies are fighting over lawsuits, and the irony of these patents war  is that some companies are   manufacturing components  for their competitors. These patents have practically turned into weapons in the warzone that is now the mobile industry. It seems like everyone is suing everyone — 
Thanks to Reuters  for creating a  chart for  us to understand

September 15, 2011

Lawsuits Against Google : Facts vs Fiction

37 lawsuits have been filed against Android in a little more than a year, the latest one of them being Microsoft's lawsuit against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec. ReadWriteWeb says 'the number of patent lawsuits related to the Android operating system is unprecedented' and shows an infographic that is also available on Twitpic and as a PDF file, on Scribd. The first two suits were filed in March 2010 by Apple and MobileMedia against HTC.

The original source of the chart, the FOSS Patents blog, says that Android's market share is only one factor, other reasons being that Google's patent portfolio is 'far too weak for what's undertaken in connection with Android'; that Google doesn't do 'inbound licensing' from trolls; and that Google tends to ignore patent issues because Google itself is rarely sued: in most of these cases, Android device makers are under attack

Some of the Other Google products which is Facing a barrage of  Lawsuits
Google bombing
Google Print
Google Library
YouTube and Viacom
Street View
Surveillance of WiFi networks
Google Buzz

August 17, 2011

Lawsuits Against Motorola :The Road Ahead

Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility will not affect Motorola's patent-related lawsuits against Apple, as the search company revealed on Monday it has no plans to rescind those legal complaints.
Owning Motorola’s 17,000 issued patents and 7,500 pending patents was one of the major reasons Google announced its acquisition plans for the company. Owning Motorola doesn’t come without its fair share of baggage, however. Not only does Motorola have a troubled financial history, it also has a troubling number of patent lawsuits on its books.
CNET has created a nice infographic showing a portion of the large number of patent infringement suits currently filed against Motorola, and its lawsuits against others. When the purchase was announced, Google stated that Motorola’s suits and defense would continue to be managed by the company’s own legal team. Still, here’s what Google will be up against. 

Motorola will continue to operate as a separate entity under Google, building handsets running Android as it has done before. And the company will also continue to pursue any litigation it is involved in, Google Chief Legal Officer David C. Drummond said in a conference call.

May 5, 2011

The Tech Industry Lawsuit Maze

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

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


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 has sued Apple over infringement of 18 patents.


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


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

February 6, 2011