Hi all,

FYI. See link.

Take care,

Jay
A Patent Fever Over Smartphones
By ROBERT CYRAN

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/bu...gewanted=print

A battle has recalibrated the market for smartphone DNA. With Apple, Google and Microsoft jostling for control of the mobile market, each needs or desires more and better patents for supremacy. Without them, their devices are vulnerable to shakedowns for royalties or, worse, demands to stop using the innovations. This has led to a mad dash to acquire such portfolios for use as both a saber and a shield.