By the way, where's the link to the page for AI's live coverage of the earnings call?
Here's the link on the Apple site: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/15iuhbsdfvuohibwfvohub01/event/
The livestream starts at 2PM PST.
They defend their patents. Microsoft, Google and other companies all have certain licensing arrangements with Apple. There is nothing that says they wouldn't license this patent (or even the stylus patent) if it made business sense to do so.