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Apple demanding $40 in licensing fees for every Samsung Galaxy device sold

Apple vs Samsung

Apple’s ongoing legal tussle with Samsung has taken a new turn with the Cupertino giant now asking for a ridiculous $40 per every Galaxy smartphone and tablet sold in the coming days. This comes after Apple alleged Samsung of infringing on five of its patents pertaining to autocorrect, slide to unlock, data synchronization, the ability to turn phone numbers into links and another patent related to unified search.

This is a tad surprising as Apple had demanded $30 per device for a lot more patents back in 2010, so it seems like the Cupertino giant is being a little too ambitious. FOSS Patents reports that traditionally, companies tend to pay not more than $10 in licensing fees, so the likelihood of this proposal being agreed to is very slim at the moment.

Apple reportedly wants Samsung to lift up the prices of its smartphones to accommodate for this hefty licensing fee, which would ultimately affect the customers. Samsung obviously will not take this seriously until the court passes an official verdict, so the Korean manufacturer has very little to worry about.

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Source: FOSS Patents

Via: Cult of Android