This is Why China Might Own Apple in 10 Years
Apple is heading to court again, this time to fight a Chinese company claiming that Siri is infringing on one of its patents.
Two days ago, Apple was sued by a Chinese company over the use of its Snow Leopard trademark. Last weekend Apple paid $60 million to settle a trademark dispute involving the iPad name in China.
Critics have dismissed the lawsuits as minor nuisances that will not keep Apple from expanding in China. But in the last six days alone, Apple has been involved in three legal disputes with three different Chinese corporations.
This is not good news for the Mac maker, which hopes to profit from China's enormous population. Apple might not spend much on these suits ($60 million thus far -- the other two have not been settled). Collectively, however, they could become very costly for the company, and allow Chinese firms to take control of Apple over the next 10 years.
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