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Who invented the smartphone?

Apple dismisses engineer’s claims to key patents

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world in 2007, he described the handheld computing device as “revolutionary” and “magical.” And in the years since, the smartphone has seemingly taken over the lives of many people, acting as a business, entertainment and social tool that has transformed the way we work, play and interact with one another. 

But according to one engineer, Apple should not take credit for bringing the smartphone to the masses, as he contends that the tech company infringed on his patents in their development of the device. For its part, Apple says that the man’s claims are baseless.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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