For Apple, the portfolio would allow it to attack non-licensee Android (and potentially Windows Phone 7) handset makers. While about half of handset makers license the portfolio, many still do not. It could also use the 4G part of the portfolio to sue companies like HTC, who currently only license the 3G patents.
If the portfolio does see sufficient interest from device makers, it may see some bids from chipmakers, as well. Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) is among the firms reportedly interested in the portfolio, from a chip making perspective.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
DailyTech - Report: Apple Eyes Purchase of Interdigital to Fuel Future Lawsuits: