"[R]oyalty stacking is not merely a theoretical concern"
June 2, 2014 5:21 AM Subscribe
posted by daniel_charms (34 comments total)
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A working paper (short(er) overview from FOSS patents
; full 69 page paper in pdf
) by an Intel in-house counsel and two WilmerHale lawyers has recently been published analyzing royalty demands for smartphone components. Using publicly available data, the authors estimate "potential patent royalties in excess of $120 on a hypothetical $400 smartphone--which is almost equal to the cost of [the] device's components".
Note: WilmerHale represented Apple in Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.