Samsung declined the opportunity to license Apple's patents in 2010
0. phoneArena 11 Aug 2012, 00:50 posted on
The latest from the Apple v. Samsung patent trial is that the Korean based manufacturer received an offer from Apple in 2010 to license the use of the Cupertino based firm's patents and would even offer Sammy a 20% discount if they decided to cross-license their patents to Apple...
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24. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
So Alan, you are blaming Samsung not only for this lawsuit but for every mobile lawsuit out there. And remember that this patents are not "functional" in a sence that they are not about 3G radios, or whatever something that you can prove but are "design related" and can be very vague and can be interpreted in different ways. You cannot simply say the galaxy S has black front, round edges and the screen is centered in the center, the earpiece is horisontal and sue someone for designing the phone in that way. And than friendly request the "Apple Parters Fee" of just 30$. For what exactly? 5$ for the edges and 5$ for the button placement... jesus. And once you give in to this deal whos to say Apple wont pressure Samsung for royaltis for the next N of generations of galaxy s phones. The 250M number that you so easily write off as "apple gives them more than they require" is not accurate in that sence. This article is way to byased and ruined my day. No objective person will read: rejection of a 30$ on a single phone for design patent, Samsung you should have taken it, Apple was so cool to offer this chance
33. tedkord (Posts: 4724; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Hey, Apple was even willing to shave that $.001 off the price in exchange for Samsung's patents. What a generous company.
36. ddeath (Posts: 161; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
If Apple ever win, this will spell doom to all manufacturers that ever had a black rectangular phone or tablet.... and that's basically most of them out there. You guys see the absurdity of this?
39. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Apple wont win... God wont let them.. maybe Judge Koh will with a bit of $$$$
40. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
ohh Samsung, that was stupid! Well I hope you like your fine
41. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Lol Samsung keeps f**king up. They should've just thought of they're own design. Instead they copy apple in every aspect and think they can get away with it. Idiots now sleep in your defeat and be prepared to lose big time when the iPhone 5 releases.
43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8254; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Your comment makes me lol on how it seems you didn't read the article. If Samsung would have taken the deal, they would have made no profit in 2010. Apple would have gotten $250 million but pay Samsung less than that for the parts of their iPhone. $30 charge for each phone for Apple's patent is bulls--t and everyone knows it, well except you of course.
And do you think is fair if Apple keeps photo shopping the Galaxy S to make it the same size as the iPhone 4, (its the 3GS on the picture) when its not? If you disagree to anything I just said, you are naive and only support Apple.
54. MartyK (Posts: 711; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
Since you claim Samsung is Fing up..read for yourself they have from the beginning to this past friday posted;
Also this person was there in the courrt room!.
68. willard12 (Posts: 782; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Hate to rain on your parade, but the f700 was being sold well before Steve Jobs marched across the stage in his black turtle neck to show the iPhone. Now, tell the audience if Samsung thought of their own design.
72. -box- (Posts: 3784; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
As you can see from other articles, apple had no clue about what shape they wanted until they realized they wanted a more Sony-esque design, thus coming up with a not-unique design which, not surprisingly, looked really similar to previous phones like the LG Prada
47. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Paid licensing fees on everything will cost each phone about $100, Samsung wanted to save American consumers money while Apple ripping off American consumers with higher price Made in China.
48. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
What Apple fails to realise is the fact that not everyone wants an iPhone. There are many alternatives out there and Samsung happens to be one of them. It would make Apple very happy if they secured a ban against "offending" Samsung products, but that does not ensure all those people who were going to buy Galaxy's, will buy iGadgets.
52. MartyK (Posts: 711; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
Are you serious? (According to Apple); you want us to believe what Apple said after SJ (their GOD) said he did not want anything from Android, except for it to be remove from the market!
You and allthingD, right along Apple, must think people don't have a memory.
According to the live blog of the trial, Samsung is doing VERY WELL, and they have alot of stuff to go to the appeal court on;
Maybe you should try reading the live blog from court instead of from AllthingsD and Florian Mueller ..hahah
Go here if you want to read the live blog:
53. Aeires (unregistered)
Isn't this essentially the same amount Apple is suing for? And even back then Apple underplayed how much Samsung's hardware patents were worth. Some things never change, Apple demands are too unreasonable.
58. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
so far is not looking good for Sammy and on Monday.. Samsung lawyers will mistake the not cool Galaxy Tab for the ipad..
61. kew01 (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
You should take your c00L Pad and go somewhere where it will not be unc00L like say... Antartica? North Pole?
Just because a FAN (judge w/e, doesn't matter, a fan is a fan) of a product said that the competitors product is "not cool" it doesn't make it true. You can spin if every way you want it. Doesn't matter who said it, people have thier own opinions, so don't try to make it like EVERYONE IN THE WORLD is saying that.
Seriously... it's like that "SWAG/SWAGGER" s**t kids those day spew about... or however is spelled.
Just finished watching "Idiocracy". Omg that movie should have been a documentary, because it show how stupid and f**ked up the world is and will continue to become.
62. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
and you are part of that world.. enjoy it ...be happy
74. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I hate it when retards go around yelling "SWAG" and "YOLO" and crap. It makes them look like idiots. Swagger used to be a word and now it's just a part of god damn pop culture.
I hate my generation of stupid pop music.
73. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I gave my friend a simple glance at my Android tablet the other day. Showed him around the UI.
"Okay, yeah. You're right, that's way better than an iPad."
EXACT quote. He just got an iPad because it's cool and everyone has one. Apple products are cool, shiny, and simpler. Good for people that just want something lightweight for media consumption. I agree with that. But don't try to say that it's better than an Android tablet, because everyone knows Android is more powerful.
88. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
whta good are those "powerful" tablets when they are collecting dust in shelves,.. i mean other than the ipad the only other tablet is the Kindle Fire wich is not an Android full blood
89. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Gallito. I JUST answered this with my last comment.
"He just got an iPad because it's cool and everyone has one."
91. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you act like there is a stock room filled with millions of tablets somewhere gallito. they are not "collecting dust". They are still made regularly, just at a slower pace than the ipad.
67. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
that is really a big cash... microsoft hets $12 on every android phone samsung sold but in apple's case its a woopping $30... wow... android isnt as free after all!
whats up with this patents wars?! makes me sick... i hopethey could just innovate and make more awesome products!
78. xplayer (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
That's not the iPhone 4, how can apple get through the judge and court with fake evidence!? They even photoshoped Galaxy S1 to look to reduce its size!
81. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
apple could not produce a better product so they grew mad and are now suing samsung:
That should be alan's next article.