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The New York Times Sunday Business Section on March 14, 2010, chronicles the epic battle of Apple vs. Google for dominance of the mobile applications market.

Apple vs. GoogleThe previous week, Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC, claiming the Taiwan-based phone maker infringed on 20 patents related to the iPhone.

The lawsuit was filed concurrently with the U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. District Court in  Delaware.  For the ITC claim and the complaint in the Delaware action, click here.

Ostensibly, the fight is between proprietary software and services (Apple) and open systems (Google).   But the Times describes the battle as intensely personal, with CEOs Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt engaged in nothing less than World War III.  Who will win?


Joel B. Rothman represents clients in intellectual property infringement litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, defamation, trade libel, unfair competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and commercial matters. Joel’s litigation practice also includes significant focus on electronic discovery issues such as e-discovery management and motion practice relating to e-discovery.