[Patent Overload] Apple offered Samsung a patent license of $30/phone, $40/tablet, and other short stories from the courtrooms


As the Apple vs Samsung patent battle continues, my patience to write a decent post to cover the story decreases by the second. So I’m just going to give a few words, and point you in the right direction. And doing so, create the saddest series of them all: Patent Overload.

Apple offered Samsung a patent license of $30/phone and $40/tablet back in 2010

Samsung turned them down, despite a 20% discount if they were to license back their own portfolio to Apple. Read more about it at AllThingsD.


Samsung attorneys object Apple’s supersized labels on court exhibits

Samsung feels Apple’s huge labels on court exhibits of Galaxy phones is unfair. Some (read Florian Mueller) feel this is just another pointless tactic by Samsung. But, seeing this image of the Samsung Captivate with a very differentiating back-plate, you got to agree with Samsung that, if nothing else, Apple’s stickers could be a wee bit smaller.

Read about it at Electronista.

Innovate or stagnate: Why your next phone will suck if Samsung beats Apple
THOSE ARE NOT MY WORDS. Just added that for the chuckle I got reading the title. If you want to read the entire thing, head over to Digital Trends.

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  1. PHANDROID, STOP USING FLORIAN MUELLER IN YOUR ARTICLES. Wasn’t he just discredited this week for being paid by Oracle to write articles supporting Oracle’s claims against Google. Also, the guy is an idiot. If sites stop mentioning him, maybe he will go away.

    1. hey Dean… quiet.

  2. Well, since Apple is offering a cross-licensing deal, that means they are not 100% they will win this one….This is good news.

    1. Reread, that offer was from 2010.

      1. Crash, and burn LOL

    2. And $30 per device was NOT a serious offer.

    3. That’s not a realistic licensing deal. That’s a big F-U from the world’s largest patent troll.

      1. So, protecting your IP is trolling? If you can’t see the obvious copying on Samsung’s part, then may I suggest a trip to LensCrafters?

  3. Apple-hey I would like to rape you. please submit.
    Apple-well it’s only fair that I rape you.
    Samsung-uh…no means no.
    Apple-Very well then, we will have our lawyers rape you for us then.

    1. jesus.. your dumbass is back?

    2. Correction: Apple: Then let the world’s ‘justice’ system rape you, and consumers, on our behalf

  4. i just left an awesome comment on the article for that old prick

    1. poor fella

  5. Apple so generously offered this low rate licensing fee? Oh Samsung you’re a fool.

    Just kidding.. why would apple make such a shitty offer? As if it’s them trying to offer a resolution to a problem? Fail, and insulting.

  6. Seriously Microsoft gets significantly less that that for each Android phone for patents that are actually valid. They were just hoping to start a trend with a deal like that and kill any profit margins there was in making Android phones so nobody would make them. This just goes to show that Apple was shaking in it’s boots from the Start as far as it relates to Android.

    1. If someone stole your property you would be upset as well.

  7. That article is a joke, not this one but the link.

  8. No kidding, $30 – $40 per device? That is about 10x the industry norm. No wonder Samsung turned them down.

  9. Now apple gets nothing but the bill for court fees.

  10. Feel pissed off at Apple? Join and read lessapple.blogspot.com

  11. If I were Samsung I’d turn that s*** down too. I don’t believe that Apple should own hardware design patents that are as generic as these. The TouchWiz icons, yeah, Sammy should have known better but that’s easily changed in a software update.

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