Apple wanted Samsung to license patents for $30 per smartphone, $40 per tabletAccording to court documents made public on Friday, Apple in 2010 offered Samsung a $30 per smartphone/$40 per tablet license deal for use of the Cupertino company's patents.
The numbers, outlined in an October 2010 offer, estimate that Samsung would have owed Apple about $250 million for the year, much was less than what the iPhone maker was spending on components, reports All Things D.
In addition to the license fees, Apple offered a 20 percent discount if Samsung were to cross-license its own patent portfolio to Apple which would have brought royalties down to $24 and $32 for smartphones and tablets, respectively.
Non-Android royalties requested by Apple included $30 for smartphones running Windows Mobile 7 and another $30 for all other mobile operating systems like Bada. The discounted rate for these devices would have been more substantial as they didn't use Apple's "proprietary features."
Source: All Things D
Negotiations were obviously ineffective, or non-existent, as the Apple v. Samsung trial is already well underway.
On Topic: patents
- Apple exploring light field image editing software, patent application shows
- USPTO invalidates podcasting patent, kneecaps 'patent troll'
- Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple
- Rockstar patent sale could net Apple $392 million in March quarter
- Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone