The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Exclusive Interview" series.

In today's segment, Fool.com analyst Austin Smith interviews acclaimed author and New York Times columnist Charles Duhigg about his recent book The Power of Habit and the iEconomy series he's written for the Times.

One of the most powerful forces in today's tech world is the disproportionate patent war between tech giants such as Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Samsung. While these spats often seem childish, there are very real business outcomes that investors need to be aware of.

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