Apple To Wisconsin Court: Willing To Pay Google Not More Than $1 Per Device For Motorola Patents

Posted on Nov 2 2012 - 4:58am by Editorial Staff

According to FOSS Patents, Apple’s has willing to pay Google’s Motorola Mobility for patent licensing, but not more than $1 per device. The Cupertino-based not eager to have this ongoing litigation any further over Motorola’s standards essential patents (SEPs), but unless and until on examining the offered price tag is significantly lower than the 2.25 percent of Apple’s sales that Motorola seeks for SEPs. Here’s an excerpt of the relevant Apple statement to the court, via FOSS Patents:

Motorola cannot offer evidence at this trial that the rate should be higher than $1 per phone, but to the extent the Court sets the rate higher than $1 per unit, Apple reserves the right to exhaust all appeals and needs also to reserve the right available to any party offered a license: the right to refuse and proceed to further infringement litigation. Make no mistake, that is not an outcome Apple desires. The parties have spent an exhausting two years litigating against each other around the world.

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