That's the question at the heart of a case currently being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, where both sides have some very valid arguments.
Four-week jury trial begins closing arguments as Apple demands $2 billion in damages.
Microsoft said it will continue to fight the ruling as part of its data privacy commitments to its customers
The class-action suit accused companies of entering into secret agreements not to hire workers.
Apple is now on the defense against two claims of patent infringement as the San Jose case approaches its end
The companies have paid tens of millions of dollars to lawyers and hundreds of thousands of dollars to witnesses.
Plaintiffs say materials such as Walter Isaacson's biography are permissible as evidence. Others call it character assassination.
Questions around the government's legal right to encrypted communications must wait for the next case.
The court's ruling raises questions about the FCC's authority to require VoIP providers to compete calls and carry all traffic.
BlackBerry alleges the Typo keyboard is an 'obvious knock-off' of its own keyboards.