Mobile patent wars

06/10/2010

Suing competitors seems to a favorite pastime for the mobile companies. Guardian made an article of the latest patent libel cases but the illustration is quite – well it could be better. So, here’s my attempt to clarify the picture of who’s suing who.

The size of node corresponds to the parties suing the company, and the size of the label corresponds to the parties sued by the company. A thicker line between the nodes means that both have sued each other.

Nokia and Apple are active on the suing front, while Apple, Sharp and Motorola seem to be on the receiving end.

Remember the times the patent lawyers promoted business and innovation? Me neither.

http://twitter.com/jattipaa

made with Gephi

(Update): The node in the lower left corner is supposed to be Sony-Ericsson. A minor cropping accident…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: