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Here’s Apple’s August 2010 Warning to Samsung on Patents

Stung by what it saw as a rip-off of the iPhone, Apple met with Samsung in August 2010 to warn the Korean company that it believed its patents were being infringed.

“The Android software platform makes extensive use of Apple intellectual property … without Apple’s permission,” Apple said in the report, which was made public on Friday. “Samsung’s choice to use Android without a license undermines Samsung’s greater relationship with Apple.”

In the report, Apple identifies dozens of patents it believed were being infringed by Samsung’s products, including some, but not all of the patents at issue in the current federal case being tried in San Jose, Calif.

“Apple has identified dozens of examples where Android is using or encouraging others to use Apple patented technology,” Apple said. “Apple has not authorized the use of any of these patents.”

The company also showed other areas that it said amounted to copying, including the way that the Galaxy S was packaged.

Earlier in the day, Apple patent licensing executive Boris Teksler testified that he helped prepare the presentation.

Two months after that presentation, Apple offered to license its patents to Samsung, seeking $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet.

Here’s the full August 2010 document:

Apple’s August 2010 presentation to Samsung on iPhone patents


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