Fortune article It’s been a busy week for Apple, and it seems like the Cupertino company has made some big profits, too.
The company’s shares have surged more than 1,000 percent this year, to more than $700 per share.
Apple is a major beneficiary of patents.
The firm’s patents include products that let it make electronic devices like iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, among other things.
But the tech giant has also been making money off patents that protect technology that’s more important than just its gadgets.
That includes its ability to make medical equipment like pacemakers, heart monitors, and stents.
Apple patents cover a variety of things, including how to make the chips for smartphones and how to process data from them.
That’s one of the reasons Apple’s patents are so valuable: The company could potentially make products that are cheaper, simpler, and faster than their rivals.
The iPhone has been one of those products, and now the company has another to thank.
According to Fortune, Apple is one of a handful of companies that have sold more than 20,000 patents to other companies since its founding in 1976.
That figure does not include patents from other companies, like Google.
Apple’s patent portfolio is worth about $2.5 trillion.
Apple isn’t alone in having patents in its patent portfolio.
Many companies have patents covering a wide range of technology.
In fact, about 80 percent of the U.S. patent market is made up of patents, according to the Institute for Justice, which has tracked patents.
These companies are often called “patent trolls,” or the companies that make lawsuits against other companies.
Apple has been a patent troll since at least 2011, and in a series of filings with the U, the U S, and the U J it has repeatedly argued that its patents protect the products and technologies that it sells.
Apple claims that its products and technology are valuable to the consumer, that patents are required to protect its intellectual property, and that Apple’s profits come from the sale of patents and related intellectual property.
Apple also claims that other companies are infringing its patents by selling their products without obtaining Apple’s permission.
But there’s a long history of patent lawsuits between Apple and the other patent trolls.
These lawsuits have sometimes been messy and expensive.
In one case, Apple sued another company that was selling a product made by a different company without permission, saying that the other company’s patent infringed Apple’s intellectual property rights.
But Apple ultimately won the case, and a court found that Apple was wrong.
Apple filed a lawsuit against another company called Kallax, which sold a smartphone made by another company, and said that the products infringed Kallakas patents.
But a court dismissed the case in 2016, and KallAX appealed the ruling.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
Another case involved Apple’s iPhone.
In 2011, Apple was accused of patent infringement by a competitor that was using an Apple iPhone without permission.
Apple sued the rival, saying it infringed its patents.
Apple won the suit, but the case went to court again, this time in California, where it was argued in a federal court in San Francisco.
Apple eventually lost the case.
That led to another lawsuit between Apple, which was a defendant in the first one, and another patent troll called Motorola, which bought a patent that was allegedly infringed by Apple.
The court found in favor of Apple, finding that the Motorola patent was valid and Apple was not infringing Motorola’s patents.
That case has since been appealed to the US.