The Battle of the iPad keeps on escalating. It has now invaded Apple's home court in California.
For those of you just now joining us, a brief refresher might help. A small Chinese computer maker named Proview came out with an iMac-esque computer called the iPAD more than a decade ago. Apple acquired the trademark rights to the iPad name back in 2009 for the paltry sum of roughly 35,000 British pounds, or about $55,000. The Mac maker completed the transaction through a shell holding company named IP Application Development, which could conceivably have been another acronym for IPAD.