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Now that Apple
Open-source and intellectual-property activist Florian Mueller, who Fools may remember was a key opponent of Oracle's
Mueller further suggested that, unless courts invalidate the patent, Apple would have free rein to bully competitors and stifle innovation. Too harsh, you say? Perhaps, but we've seen Apple play patent hardball in years past.
Last March, the Mac maker sued fast-growing HTC over what it said were violations of its iPhone innovations. Apple has also accused Palm of copying its designs and taken legal action against Motorola Mobility
Less clear is whether investors should be concerned about a new round of patent litigation. So, we're asking. Are you concerned? If so, why? If not, why not? Please vote in the poll below and then leave a comment to tell us what you think about the implications of Apple's multitouch patent.
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