After Starting with a Bang, Apple vs. Samsung Now Just As Boring as Other Patent Cases

After Starting with a Bang, Apple vs. Samsung Now Just As Boring as Other Patent Cases

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The problem with patent cases, is sooner or later you find yourself talking about patents. And, unfortunately for those not in the caffeine-selling business, the Apple vs. Samsung case has hit that point. The case started out with all kinds of fun stuff, such as Apple executives showing early iPhone...
After Starting with a Bang, Apple vs. Samsung Now Just As Boring as Other Patent Cases
                                       

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