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Using a smartphone can sometimes keep you too engaged that you won’t have time to do other things, like relax at home, spend time with loved ones or keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while driving. To address this, some apps exist to make it easier to manage your communication needs when you’re preoccupied elsewhere. For instance, Motorola Assist was earlier updated with a driving mode, enabling the user to respond to text messages with voice commands and voice recognition. The app even reads out messages, so you won’t have to touch nor look at the device…

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The paper, written by WilmerHale intellectual property litigators Joe Mueller and Tim Syrett and Intel Vice President and Associate General Counsel Ann Armstrong, used public information to calculate patent royalty costs. In their book titled The Smartphone Royalty Stack: Surveying Royalty Demands for the Components Within Modern Smartphones, it is noted how a consumer that buys a $400 smartphone will be paying about $120 in patent royalties, or 30% of the total cost.