We live in a consumer market where profit means everything and companies will do anything to beat their competitor out. There has never been this much patent registration before as we see today, and their has never been so much lawsuit against each other as we see today. Here’s a graphical representation of the recent lawsuits that companies filed against others:
It is quite evident from this info-graphic that the companies who revenue is decreasing (shown in red) tend to file more lawsuits against others. Thanks Information is Beautiful for this nice graphics.