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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Greedy
by Luke McCarthy on Sat 11th Aug 2012 13:29 UTC
Luke McCarthy
Member since:
2005-07-06

That is incredibly greedy, considering the ARM licence is only a few cents per device.

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v RE: Greedy
by Tony Swash on Sat 11th Aug 2012 16:13 in reply to "Greedy"
RE[2]: Greedy
by ephracis on Sat 11th Aug 2012 16:20 in reply to "RE: Greedy"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Why compare profit to revenue? You surely don't need to use such dirty tricks to make your point.

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RE[2]: Greedy
by tupp on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:02 in reply to "RE: Greedy"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

It's always fun to hear the fanboys' interpretation of Apple's desires/motives.


Apple's motives fro pursuing this action have always been absolutely clear. To stop Samsung from copying Apple designs

But the designs are not Apple's -- the designs did not originate at Apple.

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RE[2]: Greedy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 12th Aug 2012 19:23 in reply to "RE: Greedy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, genius, it is all about money. Why doesn't Apple want samsung to copy it? M-O-N-E-Y. With large cooperations, its always about money.

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