In The Lord of the Rings books, the kingdoms of elves, dwarves and humans don’t always get along. It’s only when faced with a greater threat that they are willing to put any differences aside and take on a common enemy. Such is the case in the tech world, where the common enemy is not an army of super-powered orcs, but rather a troll – a patent troll.
It’s no secret that Samsung and Apple are not the best of friends when it comes to patents and litigation. The two tech giants have been sparring in court for years, with billions of dollars on the line. So, what kind of enemy would bring them onto the same side of a battle?