Before Apple vs. HTC: Tech’s 5 Most Sensational Patent Cases

Apple is taking on HTC in what could be a colorful patent case, if history is any guide. Here, we look back at five of Silicon Valley's most famous patent battles, from the graphical user interface to the BlackBerry.
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Intellectual Property
San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.