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Analyst Peter Misek has been crawling through piles of patents to guess who owns LTE, with the surprise result that most of it belongs to LG Electronics. The details of who pays whom for the rights to create LTE handsets aren't public, but Peter Misek, of Jefferies & Co., has checked out 1,400 patents related to the next- …


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  1. g e

    So how many have Apple yet to sue?

    One look at that diagram kinda says 'Sucks to be Apple, next year', seeing as they've pissed off most of those co's already.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Microsoft will be represented

    once they've completed their acquisition of Nokia.

  3. Mage

    Look and Feel and UI

    IMO those mostly should not be allowed patents and Copyright/Registered design should only apply to distinctive design.

    i.e. a Polo mint or Tobelerone bar but not a Lego Brick shape can be a trademark.

    There should be no protection at all for a slab with rounded corners.

    Only Xerox is entitled to money for a UI that uses Icon and Menus. Pen, touch, gesture, tracker ball and mouse demonstrated and written up in 1970s. Not just the mouse.

  4. Dazed and Confused

    Apple has a patent on the use of


    in connection with any product


    what ever it does

    does not

    in any way


    or form.

    All your patents belong to us

    Apple also owns a business process patent for suing people

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Does anyone do their homework?

    VHC, aka VirnetX Holdings. Do the patent research, then get back to me.

  6. Sineira

    Don't worry, Apple has the rights to the square remember.

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