Apple is 'Lawyering Up' as Most Sued Company

Apple gets a lot of attention in today's world. While the company is churning out products that the mainstream public enjoy devouring, Apple is also getting the attention of lawyers.

According to BusinessWeek, since 2008, a year after the launch of the first iPhone that arguably kick-started Apple's climb, the Cupertino company has faced more lawsuits than any other tech company in the industry.

Because of that, Apple management is now 'lawyering up' by adding those who have fought and won against companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Broadcom.

Apple this year added an in-house attorney, Noreen Krall, for the purpose of tending to intellectual property litigation. She had previously worked with Sun Microsystems and IBM.

In addition to the in-house help, Apple has also called the help of outside counsel, which even include a lawyer that negotiated a settlement where Apple had to pay $100 million to Creative Technology.

Apple is currently involved in patent battles against HTC, Nokia and Motorola, which center around the mobile technology space.

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  • webbwbb
    Well of course they are the most sued company in the industry. When you have utter disregard for the intellectual property of others and make billions for it you tend to get sued.
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  • rantoc
    What is the surprise here ? If they start patent "wars" they have to endure it the other way around - Especially with their tendency to brag about "their" inventions that other really creative companies have already invented years ago...
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  • COLGeek
    I am "so" shocked that anyone would want to do mean things (like sue) to Apple. I mean, heck, they are the bastions of virtue in the computing world....

    I really need to figure out how to type sarcastically........
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  • webbwbb
    Well of course they are the most sued company in the industry. When you have utter disregard for the intellectual property of others and make billions for it you tend to get sued.
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  • rantoc
    What is the surprise here ? If they start patent "wars" they have to endure it the other way around - Especially with their tendency to brag about "their" inventions that other really creative companies have already invented years ago...
    24
  • bustapr
    I can investigate patents better than the team at Apple, if theres any...
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