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If we buy and use Bluetooth radios / modules in our products (such as those manufactured by BlueGiga or TI, for example) how - if at all - are we indemnified against infringements allegations by companies claiming to own patents that are "relied upon in the Bluetooth standard"?

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I would not count on that. You could argue that your supplier would be required to pay or else they would be selling an infringing product, but if the patent is in the US, and they sell it in asia, they would have no problem not paying. If the supplier licensed the patent I would expect they will be prepared to tell you. –  jdv-Jan de Vaan Nov 22 '13 at 19:00
I don't know if you are indemnified, but if someone says you are... Get the indemnification in writing from the supplier or manufacturer. Sales guys will tell you anything for a sale (been there, done that, had hours of my time wasted in a lawsuit). –  jww Dec 8 '13 at 12:56

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