David Mixon Quoted in Managing IP as Smartphone Wars Signal New Era in Patent Litigation

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings partner David Mixon was recently quoted in Managing IP regarding Google’s acquisition of Motorola’s 17,000 patents and 7,500 patent applications. The acquisition has been widely publicized as a positive move for Google. The search-engine is arming itself against its competitors in the developing “smartphone wars” which Google previously described as “a hostile, organized campaign against Android.” The increasing use of patents as legal ammunition coupled with the predicted deluge of infringement suits serve as a clear indicator of the rapidly evolving realm of patent litigation.