“The part that’s really most interesting to me is the one about FRAND licensing issues,” Mueller reports. “In this regard, the single most informative document that came to light this week is a letter dated April 30, 2012 from Apple’s IP licensing director Boris Teksler to his counterpart at Samsung, Seongwoo Kim.”
Mueller reports, “For the most part, the three-page letter criticizes Samsung’s royalty demand for its 3G/UMTS-essential patents: 2.4% of the average selling price of a licensed device… I have not seen Apple assert any standard-essential patent in litigation, and I have countless Apple lawsuits on my watch list. For a long time I doubted they even had any meaningful number of SEPs. But times have changed, and Apple now does own a significant number of SEPs. In its April letter, Apple’s Mr. Teksler refers to ‘Apple’s own strong and growing UMTS-essential portfolio, including the large set of patents that Apple recently acquired from Nortel.’”
Much more in the full article, including what Apple proposed to Samsung, here.
MacDailyNews Take: Stop with the SEP abuse already, Samsung, you slavish copiers!