Apple’s iPhone patent war nothing new at Patent Office

No one ever accused Google Chairman Eric Schmidt of threatening to throw the late Steve Jobs down a flight of stairs.In other respects, Apple’s patent war inspired by its co-founder against iPhone competitors using Google’s Android system evokes an 1850s free-for-all among sewing machine makers, when Isaac Singer threatened violence after Elias Howe accused him of patent violations.The smartphone war including Samsung Electronics and other rivals is the latest dispute over innovations that have transformed society since the Constitution established U.S. patent rights. Inventions of the telephone, the airplane and electric-power delivery all set off years-long clashes that featured larger-than-life characters, created fortunes, and altered the course of markets.To continue reading this report in The Independent on Sunday, go to:
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/apples-iphone-patent-war-nothing-new-at-patent-office-8210562.html

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