Bernstein's Pierre Ferragu sees Apple's (AAPL) global patent battles with Android vendors as a...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor
Bernstein's Pierre Ferragu sees Apple's (AAPL) global patent battles with Android vendors as a tempest in a teapot. Noting how HTC and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) have demonstrated or claimed workarounds (I, II) to Apple patents they've been deemed by courts to infringe, Ferragu expects the end result of all the squabbling will be "partial settlements" in which "essential and quasi essential" patents are cross-licensed.