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Apple Faces Billionaire Khosla in Goliath v. Goliath Tech Suits

IPhone maker, VC veteran are fighting for heart-health tracking market

Apple Ups U.S. Investments Over Five Years To $430 Billion
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

There’s an unwritten rule for technology startups: Never challenge Apple in court if you want to survive. 

The world’s most valuable company has a track record of success in a long string of David versus Goliath battles over cutting-edge, life-changing technologies. But billionaire Vinod Khosla is no lightweight. He’s one of Silicon Valley’s most celebrated venture capitalists, and he’s used to playing long odds on the startups he backs.