Legal Business

Ask no quarter – getting ringside at the epic smartphone battles


As the increasingly aggressive global patent wars between smartphone and tablet manufacturers continue to rage on, Legal Business asks leading IP practices what would happen if the final bell rang tomorrow

In November 2013, while acting for Apple in one of its seemingly never-ending patent battles with Samsung, Morrison & Foerster’s trial lawyer Harold McElhinny made his closing argument to the jury, which said: ‘When I was young I used to watch television on televisions that were manufactured in the United States: Magnavox, Motorola, RCA. These were real companies. They were well known and they were famous. They were creators. They were inventors. They were like the Apple and Google today.