Apple faced more patent lawsuits than any other company in 2013: Report

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Apple faced more patent lawsuits than any other corporation in the United States in 2013. The tech-giant, which has been the highest-ranked tech company in the Fortune 500, received 59 patent lawsuits last year.

According to Mashable, a report by Lex Machina, a legal-analytics company in Menlo Park, California revealed that the number is nine more than the next company, Amazon, The top 10 most-sued companies for patents are tech giants, Lex Machina reported. AT&T, Google and HTC are next on the patent lawsuit rankings after Apple and Amazon. The tenth company, HP, was listed as the defendant in 34 patent lawsuits last year, Google, ranked no. 4, had only five more lawsuits, meaning 39 in all.