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Lucasfilm Owns All of Your Droids


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Fun Fact: Today, there’s another twist to Lucasfilm’s trademark of “Droid”: In 2012, Disney purchased Lucasfilm. The Steven P. Jobs Trust is Disney’s largest shareholder, with a 7.7% stock. Since Lucasfilm (now Disney) owns the rights to the word “Droid”, Steve Jobs is posthumously profiting from the sale of every Motorola Droid phone -- one of the Apple iPhone’s biggest competitors.

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