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If you look at the reference for that (#40) that was a decision made in a Dutch court. BUT... it was over 3G and was decided because it's an industry standard. This probably does apply in the US also because it's an ITU standard (International Telecommunication Union) and certain things have to be agreed upon internationally obviously.While the courts did find Samsung set unreasonable license fees, these cases were more about patent infringement between the two of them so likely doesn't apply here.
Yes, I know it is Wikipedia, but good enough for this.
Otherwise, they could get everyone onboard and they go into production, trucks go on the road to deliver the products and suddenly, "Oh, sorry, we changed our minds. The license fees just went up thirty fold." The holder of a patent for a big enough tech could potentially destroy an entire nation's economy that way if enough other companies were on board (although, at least in the US, it would never happen because it would be blatant monopolistic practice).
x86 is completely proprietary though so I don't think Intel, AMD, and VIA would have any such obligations except under their own agreements with each other.
I would think anyway. I'm going to do some more reading on this stuff, learning about law is fun! lol I think I missed my calling...