Who’s suing whom in the mobile industry? It can be a tough question to answer, even if you’re closely following all the lawsuits that have been thrown around in the last couple of years.
Nokia sued Apple and vice versa, with both companies claiming the other was infringing on its patents. Both companies have also slapped other companies with lawsuits, again mostly over patent infringement or price fixing. Add other IT giants, such as Kodak, RIM, HTC, Google (), Sony Ericcson and LG into the mix, and soon it’ll feel like everyone is suing everyone else.
This handy infographic, created by data journalist and designer, David McCandless, tries to make a little more sense out of this mess. It differentiates between ongoing and finished lawsuits with different arrows, while the size of the cubes representing the various companies approximates their revenue. Finally, if a company’s cube is red, it means its revenue is decreasing, while gray cubes represent companies with increasing revenues.