Monday, 13 August 2012

Apple offered Samsung $30 per smartphone, $40 per tablet patent license

New court documents in the Apple v. Samsung adventure have revealed that Apple felt its intellectual property was worth a $30 cut of Samsung’s smartphones and a $40 share of its tablets.According to the submitted presentation from Apple, the amount which Samsung owed for 2010 alone was in the vicinity of $250 million. It included revenue not only from sales of Android devices, but Bada OS, Windows Phone and Symbian ones as well.Also worth noting is the fact that the patent license wasn’t just for Android phones. Apple felt Windows Mobile 7, Bada and Symbian phones also required a $30 royalty, though discounts for those platforms put the total royalty at $9 for Windows Mobile and $21 for the rest. Non-Android devices would have received a $3 discount for “not using Apple proprietary features,” according to the document.
Prior to making its royalty offer, Apple told Samsung that it had “identified dozens of examples where Android is using or encouraging others to use Apple patented technology.During the testimony on Friday, Apple patent licensing director Boris Teksler made reference to the presentation."We didn’t understand how a trusted partner would build a copycat product like that,”
Here’s the  Apple’s October 2010 offer to Samsung.

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