An incredible news surfaced about some iPhone and iPad patents, that Apple executives had met with Samsung Exec’s in October 2010 to settle Apple’s concerns’ that Samsung tablets and smartphones infringe iOS devices patents.
According to this news that came straight from AllThingsD, who sahres that Apple proposed a patent licensing deal with Samsung. To make a long term iOS device component relation ship with Samsung, Apple apparently felt that a deal rather than litigation – at that time – was the best move to make. What the South Korean Electronics reacted with that offer:
“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.”
According to 9to5Mac, the most notable part of the filing are the actual numbers: Apple had offered $40 per Samsung tablet sold and a $30 for smartphone in this license agreement. If agreed to cross-license its applicable patents to Apple, the $40 and $30 per-unit figures would drop 20% for devices.
However, Samsung didn’t agreed with the offer and declined it as well, and now both Apple and Samsung fighting for the major trail this month. It would be a good offer which has been rejected, but what now? It would be interesting to see on how much Samsung have to come with a payment for Apple iOS devices!