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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how to save money
by Adurbe on Sat 11th Aug 2012 16:36 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Interesting how companies will avoid paying $30 dollars for a license yet will happily pay the millions in legal fees in avoiding them...

It probably not to late to retrain as a patent lawyer!!!!

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RE: how to save money
by dvhh on Sat 11th Aug 2012 16:50 in reply to "how to save money"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

30$ per device that could translate into billions of $ in the case of samsung. Even Microsoft is not that greedy with only a 16$/device licence for long file name over FAT.

Plus it applied on windows mobile based phone (I guess that it could not be applied to other OS in these terms) and applied a discount of 20% if samsung cross licence some of its patent ( which I guess that samsung though that they were worthing more than 6-8$ per device ).

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RE[2]: how to save money
by Nelson on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:04 in reply to "RE: how to save money"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Apple only went after WP7 as an inclusive means of leverage, and it discounted them all the way to $6 a device.

Would Samsung offer purely WP7 devices, Apple wouldn't have the gall to demand such a thing, especially not with the cross licensing agreements Samsung and Microsoft entered.

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RE: how to save money
by bornagainenguin on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:56 in reply to "how to save money"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Adurbe pondered...

Interesting how companies will avoid paying $30 dollars for a license yet will happily pay the millions in legal fees in avoiding them...

It probably not to late to retrain as a patent lawyer!!!!


Maybe you should just practice your math a bit first and see how many millions it comes out to when you factor in $30 dollars per phone and $40 per tablet? Then subtract the estimated numbers from people who would chose not to buy the devices at the newly inflated prices...

I imagine the numbers would be interesting.

--bornagainpenguin

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RE[2]: how to save money
by Adurbe on Wed 15th Aug 2012 09:31 in reply to "RE: how to save money"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

feel free to assist me... what are the numbers?

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