A licensing deal would put to an end an ugly and distracting period where smartphone companies have been going after each other both in the marketplace and in the courtroom. Apple had begun its legal offensive against Android vendor roughly two years ago in a bid to halt the momentum of the operating system and to extract a penalty for what it felt was the infringement of key smartphone features. The news comes after Apple has suffered through a series of court rulings with mixed results. With one lawsuits after another getting filed by Apple and its competitors, there doesn't appear to be any resolution to the fighting.
Apple and Samsung weren't immediately available to comment to CNET, Motorola declined stark case for apple iphone 6s plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - clear to comment, but a spokeswoman noted that the company is open to licensing deals, The collection of minor victories and defeats--which only add to the pressure to keep the litigation going--has Apple considering a different tactic in legal settlements, Dow Jones Newswires reported, Apple is more amenable to a resolution now because of the widespread proliferation of Android, making a ban difficult to enforce, HTC, for instance, was found guilty of infringing on one of Apple's patents, but the U.S, International Trade Commission gave HTC time to remove the infringing technology and use a technical solution that gets around the patent..
Apple has largely gone after Google's vendor partner, as opposed to Google itself. But that changes later this year once Google completes its acquisition of Motorola, which is stocked with 17,500 patents and 6,500 pending applications. That Apple is willing to strike a licensing deal isn't new. Apple had previously offered to license its technology to Samsung, and has licensing agreements with Nokia and IBM. Apple is asking for $5 to $15 per handset for some of its patents, Dow Jones Newswires reported, which equates to 1 percent to 2.5 percent of the net sales for the device. The report noted that Motorola has been criticized for asking for 2.25 percent of net sales.
Ideally, Apple would prefer to hold out until it scores stark case for apple iphone 6s plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - clear a major legal victory--one that would ban a company's Android products from a major market and force a company to settle, But with the pace of the ligation and number of lawsuits piling up in different countries, the company could wait a long time--if ever--for such an outcome, Updated at 12:27 p.m, PT: to change the percentage that Motorola was seeking for a licensing agreement, which was updated in the Dow Jones Newswires report, Apple has indicated a willingness to cut licensing deals with its competitors, according to the Dow Jones Newswires, That would end a tidal wave of lawsuits around the world..
LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note is now on sale in Korea, but for a big markup over its competitor. The Samsung Galaxy Note officially has some competition in the world of huge phone/tablet hybrids that work with a stylus--coming from another Korean company, LG, and its 5-inch Optimus Vu. South Korea's second stab at a mega-phone went on sale in the country today with an unlocked price of about $900. The LTE-enabled Optimus Vu comes with Android Gingerbread, but LG promises an Ice Cream Sandwich update is just around the corner.
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