Apple want Samsung to pay $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet for patents

12 August, 2012 Apple

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To say that the currently raging trial between Apple and Samsung has been a revelation would be a massive understatement. The latest bit of juicy information got submitted as evidence yesterday, revealing that Apple offered Samsung the rights to license its patent portfolio for the amount of $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet back in October, 2010. 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.


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As most of you likely remember, this was the time when both the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S were released. The latter had shocked Apple's executives with its resemblance to their own company's offering. According to the testimony of Apple's patent licensing director Boris Teksler: "We didn't understand how a trusted partner would build a copycat product like that."





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