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Apple Seen Hurting Shareholders Pursuing Jobs’s Patent War: Tech

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc., told his biographer that he’d rather wage "thermonuclear war" with Google Inc. than make deals to share its technology with the maker of the Android operating system.

That was no empty threat. In the 18 months before Jobs died on Oct. 5, Apple sued HTC Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. and Motorola Mobility Inc., the three largest Android users. It alleged that the phone makers stole Apple’s technology and asked courts to make them stop.