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The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung

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File - This Aug. 24, 2012 file photo shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III, right, and Apple's iPhone 4S displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea. Jurors ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119 million after finding patent infringement. The verdict, which also found that Apple copied one of of Samsung's features, is widely seen as a small victory for Apple. Who is winning the years-long, worldwide legal battle between the world's top two smartphone makers? (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, fil | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Beginning with the super-secret project that created the iPhone and the late Steve Jobs’s fury when Samsung—an Apple supplier!—brought out a shockingly similar device, Kurt Eichenwald explores the Korean company’s record of patent infringement, among other ruthless business tactics, and explains why Apple might win the battles but still lose the war.

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