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Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches


Does Apple make any of the parts?

The real problem here is Apple being hounded for IP that is in parts they have bought from someone else. Surely the maker of a chip or module is responsible for the patents used in their product. A manufacturer assembling product from bought-in components shouldn't have to worry about this nonsense. It should be included in the component price.

Or is the IP in question in one of the components that Apple have fabricated especially for themselves?

Seems to me this is the main problem with current patent issues, the patent holders seem to want paid by every member of the supply chain. Only a matter of time before we see cases suing end users. Like SCO did.

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