The smartphone wars arms race – FRAND limitations on patent deployment
9 September 2011
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The patent wars raging in the global technology sector show no signs of a ceasefire. If anything, the tempo is increasing. The sector is currently seeing a wave of acquisitions of massive multi-billion dollar patent portfolios covering smartphones and computer tablets, driven by their purchasers’ desire to equip themselves with ammunition in the increasingly vicious battle for global supremacy over mobile platforms.