We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.
Steve Jobs, on Apple suing HTC for infringement on 20 iPhone patents. Interesting that they choose to sue HTC and not Google. Make no mistake: quoting Steve here means that the order came directly from him to pursue legal action.
The silent war between Apple and Google continues to boil underneath the surface, but the open shots have yet to be fired. Duck and cover when they do.