Last year, 107,792 patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patents are a source of constant lawsuits between large tech companies like Apple, Microsoft and Samsung.
The folks over at Business Insurance has created a infographic "Patent Wars: A New Age of Competition" showcasing some interesting points on the history of the tech ecosystem.
Take a look through the infographic below to study the roots and progression of the Apple/Samsung lawsuit. (Click to enlarge)