In the past two years, the wireless industry has turned into a minefield of patent lawsuits. While dozens of companies have been involved in litigation, Apple has been at the center of about 60 percent of the major mobile cases, according to Kanzatec IP Group, an intellectual-property consulting firm.
With its growing global market share and huge amount of cash on hand for possible settlements, Apple is becoming a bigger and more attractive target for patent holders.
“I would speculate that Apple will continue to be at the center of the litigation map of large mobile IT companies for as long as it maintains its dominant place in the market,” said Feisal Mosleh, a senior vice president at Kanzatec.
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