Vape shops and online sellers are suing Apple for $1.6 billion, claiming that the company’s patent infringement has made it too expensive for them to compete.
The lawsuit alleges that Apple made products too expensive, and then added features that made it impossible for consumers to find what they were looking for.
Apple, which has a monopoly on the consumer electronics market, argues that the suit is baseless.
But the lawsuit also argues that Apple has used its patent monopoly to force other companies to infringe on its patents.
Here’s how to avoid the suit.