Apple offers Samsung to license its patents on smart phones and tablets in 2010


Persevering with in San Jose' court docket, patent lawsuits the sector's biggest producers of smartphones, Apple and Samsung has introduced but some other main revelation.

Because it become clear all over the trial, Apple again in 2010 warned the Korean rival that its merchandise infringes patents that secure the iPhone. Consistent with AllThingsD, Samsung has prepared a detailed presentation which shows how and what products Samsung illegally copying "Apple" communicator. According to the developer Slide, Apple was shocked by the fact that the main partner of the company that supplies mobile devices components has released a "complete copy of their products."

“In October 2010, Apple offered to license its portfolio of patents to Samsung provided the Korean company was willing to pay on the order of $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet.

“Samsung chose to embrace and imitate Apple’s iPhone archetype,” Apple said in an Oct. 5, 2010 presentation to Samsung. “Apple would have preferred that Samsung request a license to do this in advance. Because Samsung is a strategic supplier to Apple, we are prepared to offer a royalty-bearing license for this category of device.”


Representing Samsung evidence, Apple offered manufacturer to license their patents in the design of cellular phones on the following terms: $30 each sold with a smartphone, and $40 each sold with a Tablet PC. «Samsung has chosen a different path which is no other than to copy the entire original iPhone», – noted the representatives.

In addition, Apple offered a discount of 20% if Samsung will agree to cross-licensing of patents (if royalties would have amounted to $24 and $32 respectively). However, this proposal does not satisfy the ambitions of the manufacturer Android-smartphone and Apple turned chose to go to court.

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