Apple Offered to License its Patents to Samsung for $30 Per Smartphone, $40 Per Tablet!

Looks like Apple offered to license its patents to Samsung in 2010 for as much as $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet.  However they were willing to reduce that price by 20% if Samsung cross-licensed its portfolio.

“Samsung chose to embrace and imitate Apple’s iPhone archetype,” Apple said in an Oct. 5, 2010 presentation to Samsung. “Apple would have preferred that Samsung request a license to do this in advance. Because Samsung is a strategic supplier to Apple, we are prepared to offer a royalty-bearing license for this category of device.”

The October 2010 presentation followed an earlier one in August where Apple expressed concerns that its patents had been infringed upon.

“Apple has identified dozens of examples where Android is using or encouraging others to use Apple patented technology,” Apple said in the August 2010 presentation headlined “Samsung copying iPhone.”

“Many more Apple patents are relevant to the Android platform,” Apple said pointing to patents it believed were infringed on. “Apple has not authorized the use of any of these patents.”

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