Linked by nej_simon on Sat 11th Aug 2012 12:10 UTC
Legal "[...] tonight Apple entered into evidence in its trial with Samsung a document showing that it offered the South Korean company a licensing deal on some of its key technologies. Specifically, Apple offered to license the portfolio of patents if Samsung would pay $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet." $30-40 per device is a lot of money for some trivial features (rounded corners, slide-to-unlock etc). No wonder Samsung declined.
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Thom_Holwerda
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The trial has not forced Samsung to release it's global sales figures but those US sales figures make previous estimates of global sales look like they have been, with Samsung's encouragement, wildly exaggerated.


Not really. Asymco noted that the figures from the court case amounted to 4% of Samsung's estimated total sales. The United States population is 4.4% of the world population. Seems pretty plausible to me, especially when you take into account that Apple is popular in the US, but far less so in the rest of the world.

Edited 2012-08-11 16:29 UTC

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