From Business Insider, Jay Yarow sums up all the little behind the scenes pieces of Apple’s lawsuit against HTC:
- Until now, smartphone makers were trying to match Apple’s user experience, and not thinking about patents. Now all the companies are checking patents before proceeding.
- Apple’s legal actions have “temporarily left competitors playing catch-up with their shoelaces tied.”
- Post-lawsuit, handset makers are wondering if Android is the best way to topple Apple.
- That’s leading to a renewed interest in partnering with Microsoft, and its new Windows Phone Series 7.
What goes around, comes around.