The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which retail editor and analyst Austin Smith and technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

The battle for the top position in the mobile device arena has undeniably high stakes. Likely propelling the next big boom for tech investors, the companies that stay at the forefront of this industry stand to benefit for years to come. And with these high stakes have come cutthroat competition from the companies involved. One of the key players in this area recently received some negative news from a key court ruling. Andrew breaks the news and examines its implications for investors.

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