Apple demanded $9 patent fees for every Samsung Windows Phone device
August 11, 2012 at 14:11 GMT | By John Williams
Apple demanded Samsung to pay patent fees of $9 for every Windows Phone device in 2010. According to some court documents, the Cupertino-based company asked Samsung for royalty fees, stating that they "would have preferred that Samsung request a license in advance".
The patent-trolling-fruit-company wanted $30 for any touch-screen-enabled phone and $40 for each tablet. Discounts would see phones with QWERTY hardware keyboards would get a 20 percent discount; Apple patents that Microsoft had already licensed inside Windows Mobile would give another 40% off; cross-licensing on Samsung patents would generate 20%. That would have seen Windows Mobile devices such as the BlackJack II for instance get a discount of 80%.
Samsung wont have to worry about paying any royalty fees for Windows Phones any more as the have signed a cross patent agreement with Microsoft since.
Ongoing litigation proceedings obviously mean the royalty fee negotiations failed as the two companies are still at war inside courtrooms all around the world, with the latest round expected to be in a California courtroom later this month.
VIA: The Verge
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