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  • patentsaddicted patentsaddicted Sep 28, 2012 2:34 AM Flag

    Apple and Google may have serious problems if this happens

    " Apple should have bought Interdigital out long ago. We can't allow a foreign interest ...
    Apple should have bought Interdigital out long ago. We can't allow a foreign interest to gain control over such a huge number of fundamental wireless patents. Interdigital has essential patents in every wireless standards, and in one of the charts put up on Investorshub by some analyst firm, they determined that Interdigital and its subsidiary had the most essential patents of any company in the LTE standard. That are also the leading company in machine to machine in the world, and among the top in bandwidth aggregation and digital compression technologies. Sitting on a huge amount of cash as well. As of last December, they held about 19,500 patents and patent applications, but that number has probably gone up since then, since they usually are granted over a hundred new patents every year. Imterdigital has essntial patents in every standard, but they also have plenty of non-essential nice to have patents in every standard too, for which they can charge any rate they want. And their engineering team is still intact and pumping out those new patents, unlike some of the bankrupt companies that have been sold over the last few years that held old, closer to expiring patents. “

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