@ Anon 15:23 - you're close, but not quite
I think he means that Samsung are attempting to sue Apple over FRAND patents. Which, ordinarily is frowned upon, quite rightly. However, what he fails to understand is this possibility...
Samsung enters patent 123 into a FRAND agreement, with a charge of 10p per use
LG enters patent 456 into a FRAND agreement, with a charge of 10p per use
Motorola enters patent 789 into a FRAND agreement, with a charge of 10p per use
Samsung, LG and Motorola, to avoid having to send invoices and payments to each say, OK, 10p per phone, call it quits.
Apple come along and have no such useful patents, and spit their dummies out over paying 30p per phone. "It's not fair, we're Apple, we want it for nothing" and refuse to pay.
I'm not sure of all the particulars with Samsung, but in the case of Motorola, they had agreements with Qualcomm to use their FRAND patents, and Qualcomm then supplied these chips with license fees fully paid to whoever (Apple, Samsung, Motorola themselves all use Qualcomm chips in many/all their phones) The licenses were paid on a percentage of the sales price. In chips that cost only a few dollars each, a 2% levy is no big deal, it probably amounts to a dime or two.
Apple was paying that, by virtue of buying their chips from Qualcomm who supplied them fully licensed, but Motorola cancelled their agreement with Qualcomm specifically for chips supplied to Apple, so that Apple was now buying unlicensed chips. They then went after Apple demanding 2% of the sales price of the entire iPhone, so instead of 10 cents, the fee would be more like $10. Apple said that was ridiculous and offered to pay 2% of what they're paying for the chip, to equal what everyone else pays. The 'ND' in FRAND is for "non discriminatory", and making Apple pay around 100x what others pay for your patents sure sounds like discrimination. That's where things sit between those two.
Samsung also cancelled it's FRAND agreements with Qualcomm for chips they are supplying Apple. I don't think it's been reported what/how Samsung was charging/is charging others for these FRAND patent licenses. One can assume they are trying to take the same route as Motorola, but in the absence of any evidence either way (as far as I've heard reported) there's no way to draw any conclusions either way who more at fault between the two of them. It would seem Morotola has no leg to stand on, Samsung may or may not depending on the particulars.
While the "Apple started this, let them burn" crowd wouldn't mind seeing Apple get raked over the coals and made to pay through the nose for FRAND patents, be careful what you wish for. If you open the door for abusing FRAND patents even a tiny crack, the ones who step through and really start throwing their weight around will be patent trolls. Phones will double in price and a bunch of shell companies that produce nothing, along with their lawyers, will become wildly rich. It wouldn't be just in phones, it'd be in anything where companies have got together and pooled their patents under FRAND terms. Basically everything in technology, from browsers, to video, to ports like USB and HDMI.