Google’s notification bar patent could spell trouble for Apple:
Since Google doesn't own the patent to the notification bar yet, they can’t do anything but sit back and watch Apple use it in all of their most popular devices.
It will be interesting to see what Google does with the patent should they manage to secure it. Will they immediately take Apple to court, or would using it as leverage in other patent negotiations make more sense? This will definitely be worth keeping an eye on.
I bet Apple wishes it could go back to the good ol' days where all they needed was a Justin Long commercial to establish market dominance. Seriously though, let's just stop the pissing match and go back to making great products that everyone wants but no one actually needs. OK?