The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, and Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

Apple and its myriad competitors in the high-growth smartphone market have recently sued one another around the globe in hopes of gaining some kind of competitive advantage over the rest of the field. Apple recently experienced a significant win in a key court ruling. Andrew discusses what this most recent ruling means and how it should affect the overall market and Apple going forward.

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