Thank you for the response. I am glad to see a clear written article on this topic. Here is the closest I could find to an answer from the gpl FAQ
"Who has the power to enforce the GPL?
Since the GPL is a copyright license, the copyright holders of the software are the ones who have the power to enforce the GPL. If you see a violation of the GPL, you should inform the developers of the GPL-covered software involved. They either are the copyright holders, or are connected with the copyright holders. Learn more about reporting GPL violations."
I think your response is reasonable, but if I recall correctly, the Linux kernel does not have any form of copyright assignment and therefore all contributors per se are copyright holders.
The real question I guess I was really thinking was have any kernel developers voiced concerns in this topic or is this just lawyer bloggers trying to create something out of nothing?
I can honestly say I have meet misinformed people who read these headlines in the news and are worried to buy android phones out of fear of breaking the law. This is really sad.