The past couple weeks have been host to a heated hearing between Apple and Samsung regarding Apple’s accusations that Samsung has been infringing on Apple’s design in their smartphones and tablets. Both parties have presented their cases in an attempt to prove (or disprove) infringement.
Now, new evidence has been submitted that shows that Apple was in talks with Samsung as early as 2010 regarding their perceived patent infringement. AllThingsD reports:
Two months earlier, Apple warned Samsung as early as August 2010 that it believed the company was copying the iPhone and infringing on Apple patents.
“Apple has identified dozens of examples where Android is using or encouraging others to use Apple patented technology,” Apple said in the August 2010 presentation, which contained the headline “Samsung copying iPhone.”
Apple asked that Samsung paid royalties of $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet in return for letting Samsung license Apple’s patents. This deal was never made, with Apple believing they had no options left but litigation.