said by skeechan:Not necessarily. I read that Samsung's arrangement with broadcom (the company that supplies Apple their 3g radios) was not a license, but rather a simple royalty free agreement that broadcom got to use the patents without royalty payment on the agreement that the agreement was voided for any downstream user of those chips that attempted to bring patent suit against Samsung.
This doesn't make any sense. Chipset makers license the tech to make the chipsets and pay royalties based on how much they are selling. Ultimately Apple already paid Samsung for the tech via the royalties paid by the chipset manufacturer. The royalty is built into the price of the sets.
This would be like Apple getting sued by Camcar for having TORX screws in the phones. Of course they don't because Infastech licenses the IP from Camcar and pays royalties on everything they sell, including royalties on products sold to Apple.
Unless they are talking about something else but who makes unlicensed LTE components? Apple doesn't fab their own stuff.