reverse engineered up the wazoo as other phone manufacturers needed to put out a competitive model. Fearful of Apple's patents, you might recall that the early so-called iPhone killers like the LG Voyager or the Samsung Instinct (non-smartphones, by the way) or even the Motorola DROID, did not come to market with multitouch and pinch-to-zoom. Eventually, a software update brought the capability to the Motorola DROID.
Since 2011, Apple patent battles have developed into a cottage industry and judging by the media and public attention received by last year's Apple-Samsung legal battle, the next trial set for 2014 could have the anticipation reserved for the Super Bowl or a heavyweight fight. And the participants are becoming as well known as any NFL quarterback. Think we're overstating this? We bet you can recognize a picture of Judge Lucy Koh more quickly than you can identify a photo of the Quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.