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Are Apple's Priorities in Order?

Subhadeep Ghose
June 17, 2012

It's shaping up to be the mother of all battles in the fiercely competitive world of smartphones and tablets: the never-ending patent wars between Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) and Samsung that includes more than 30 cases spanning four continents. While both are already champions in their own right -- with Apple being the world's most highly valued company and Samsung being the planet's biggest technology company in terms of revenue -- these patent-related cases are the culmination of a fierce tendency on Apple's part to protect its intellectual rights. The most recent development involves Apple's efforts to stop the sale of Samsung's Galaxy S III in the U.S., claiming that it infringes on two Apple paten