Countering Apple's "thermonuclear" patent war

Apple uses legal action as a tactic to keep products in the courtroom and off the shelves. But with Google about to join Samsung in the fray, can Apple keep its winning streak going?

The heated competition in the smart devices market has been matched with an equal amount of bluster in the courtroom with Apple, Samsung Electronics, Google and others seemingly immersed in a merry-go-round of patent litigation. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs promised a "thermonuclear" war against Android and that's exactly how things are panning out at the moment. The question now is can Google stand the heat?


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