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Rising global stakes in smartphone patent wars

Taiwan's government getting worried about Apple's latest U.S. patent over the slide-to-unlock feature. Premier Wu Den-yih ordered an investigation of the impact on companies in his country (cough, HTC, cough).

Speaking at a weekly Cabinet meeting, Wu said he is very concerned about the possible adverse effects of Apple's latest patent victory on Taiwanese companies, particularly those in the smartphone and tablet sectors.

Wu directed the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to look into the matter. If necessary, he said, the two agencies should collaborate to help domestic companies deal with possible patent infringement disputes with Apple.

-Focus Taiwan, October 27, 2011 (via Apple Insider)


Posted by Aaron Pressman

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