Valuators treated to a glimpse of pre-trial royalty negotiations between Apple and Samsung


A document has surfaced that details the pre-mega-trial negotiating positions of Apple and Samsung with respect to royalty rates.

CNET reports that Apple intellectual-property licensing director, Boris Teskler, proposed a deal to Samsung’s Seongwoo Kim, in a letter released this week by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh. Both companies had requested that the letter be kept sealed.

In the letter, Apple offered to cross license Samsung's 3G/UMTS patents on FRAND (reasonable and nondiscriminatory) terms (33 cents per unit) provided Samsung agreed to the same with respect to Apple’s “declared-essential” patents. Samsung’s position has long been reported as demanding a 2.4% royalty.


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