Apple vs. Samsung: The Longer View

Apple may use lawsuits to negotiate licensing agreements
The iPhone 4S on display at an Apple Store Photograph by Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

For much of the 1980s, Apple battled Microsoft in court, trying to prove that early versions of Windows illegally copied the look and feel of Apple’s Macintosh operating system. Steve Jobs lost that fight, a defeat that at the time seemed like an industry-defining event. History proved otherwise.

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