Look out! Here comes Apples killer location-services patent | Apple – CNET News

Apple has raised bludgeoning competitors with patents on key technologies to a fine art. Just ask Samsung. And now it may have a new blunt object to wield.Credit: morgueFile user leeleA reissue of a patent originally dating back to 1998 — and that Apple got from Xerox — has delivered into CEO Tim Cooks hands some serious, and scary, potential control over location-based services. If you thought that Google, Samsung, HTC, and others were already depressed over the legal success Apple has had in fighting Android, its now officially worse.

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