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Recently, the Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property decided that Apple did not own the exclusive right to the iPhone moniker, a huge precedent for the Android version built by Gradiente Eletronica SA. Without solid footing by which to have the device name altered or changed altogether, it now seems Apple is willing to enter into an “agreement”.

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Everywhere you looked some huge tech company was suing another or purchasing a company for its patents in 2012. While Apple vs. Samsung was the biggest story, it may not prove to be the most important.