This is primarily Apple's doing. The industry always had its legal tensions, but found ways to resolve them. Apple, lacking meaningful high speed data IP that its iPhone success has been built on, has decided to use its wealth and power to retard, deconstruct, and self-servingly reconstitute the industry that has allowed it to prosper. It's a doomed strategy, designed to extend the life of its overpriced, walled model. It is betting the farm on stopping the Chinese contagion of lower priced, more advanced products. Failing sales of iPhones in China are just the beginning of a crisis in Cupertino.