4 Patents that Fueled the Mobile Phone Wars

A complex technological artifact, say a smartphone for example, is a collection of complex ideas made manifest. As we swipe and tap our lives away, most of us forget that a there’s a lot of brain juice squirted into each and every feature the hardware we own. Most of us, but not everyone.

Hardware manufacturers? They remember. Sometimes, they even sue other companies for daring to incorporate their ideas into their own products. That’s a patent law slap-fight, y’all, and it’s what my latest feature for Mac|Life is all about.