bizwriter writes: Newly public patent applications show that in addition to buying blocks of patents, Google is trying to expand its collection of mobile-related technology patents into the user interface area that Apple has dominated. That would increase the chances of Google having intellectual property that competitors might infringe, providing important additional bargaining chips in legal battles that seem only too certain to continue for it and its hardware vendors.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)