Smartphone cases – Built to survive drops, floods – and lawsuits?

An Apple IPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy S are seen in this illustration photoNEW YORK (Reuters) – The smartphone patent wars have lit up courtrooms around the world. Next up: the smartphone case wars. The makers of protective cases that shield cell phones from coffee spills and sticky-fingered toddlers are entangled in countless lawsuits seeking to protect their designs. The fights come as the mobile accessories market has gone upscale with some cases made by luxury designers costing more than the phones they cover. Some cases are billed as virtually destruction-proof, said to protect precious electronics from crushing blows or cresting waves. …

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Smartphone cases – Built to survive drops, floods – and lawsuits?

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