The market gods seem to have settled on Apple for a victory, but there are three other winners, too: MicrosoftNokia, and Research In Motion. In reaction to the ruling over the weekend, each company rallied strongly on hopes that they can gain more share in this exploding market. Opportunity certainly abounds, as Microsoft plans to launch the Windows 8 phone in the fourth quarter, and investors can look forward to another strong holiday retail season to buoy each of these tech giants.

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