Apple, Samsung both losers in patent war

While the smartphone giants squabble their rivals edge closer to cracking their cushy duopoly.

As Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. squabble in court over who copied whose phone features, the companies' grip over the smartphone industry is slipping.

The two companies account for nearly all smartphone hardware profits. But they are losing market share to Chinese rivals with lower-priced phones, particularly in developing nations.

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