Though Steve Jobs once vowed to "destroy Android," Apple (AAPL) has offered to license some of...


Though Steve Jobs once vowed to "destroy Android," Apple (AAPL) has offered to license some of its patents to Samsung and Motorola Mobility (MMI, GOOG) for royalties of $5-$15/phone, sources tell the WSJ. However, the devil may be in the details: IP expert Florian Mueller previously noted Apple is only interested in licensing "lower level patents" to rivals. Motorola, meanwhile, is asking for a 2.25% royalty on iPhone sales.

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  • muoio
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    Motorola deserves 5%!

     

    Would you all not agree? They are smooth processors indeed.
    6 Mar 2012, 02:48 PM Reply Like
  • what do I know
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    Per $1B iphone sales Motorola wants 1,000,000,000X .0225=22,500,000. Based on this how does this inflow to Motorola compare with Motorola's annual revenue?
    6 Mar 2012, 03:17 PM Reply Like
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