Since the Phone 5 announcement is only a few hours away and because mobile access is a major topic in the world of libraries and Apple is MAJOR player in mobile communications we thought some of you might find a new report (free) from Thomson Reuters interesting and perhaps a useful reference resource.
From the Overview
The IP Solutions Business of Thomson Reuters tracked the Apple portfolio from January 2000 to August 2012. The analysis spotlights the hotspots of iPhone R&D and calls out some breakthrough new technologies – such as iPhone fuel cell technology – that will set the bar for future smartphone innovation. it also charts the frequency of iPhone-related patent litigation from January 2008 through August 2012, suggesting that apple is becoming much more aggressive in the enforcement of its inventions, having already filed nearly as many patent suits in the first half of 2012 as it did in all of 2010 and 2011 combined.
A Summary is Available Here
Click the Report’s Cover or this Link To Access the Full Text (12 pages; PDF)
Thanks to Thomson Reuters for permission to link directly to the report (bypassing the registration page).