Apple's Patent Win and What It Means for the Smartphone Market


By far the biggest story of the weeked, and even for the entire summer, was Apple's victory over frenemy Samsung in its high-profile design patent battle. Early trading on Monday reacted strongly for the perceived winners and losers in this ruling. However, the surface reactions might represent one-time wins versus the hard realities inherent in the smartphone market. The Fool's technology editor stopped by to break down the real way investors need to think about this big-ticket ruling.

Well before its patent win this weekend, Apple was the most influential company in technology and has delivered market-smashing returns for those lucky enough to have invested in the company. However, with the impending release of the iPhone 5 and Apple TV on the horizon, the stakes have never been higher for Apple. If you're looking for a recommendation on how to play Apple along with continuing updates and guidance on the company whenever news breaks, we've created a brand new report that details when to buy and sell Apple. To get started, just click here now.

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