Apple v. Samsung: Apple says it has no interest in licensing its patents (Updated)
It started out as a slow afternoon in the San Jose courtroom where Apple and Samsung have been battling out a high-profile patent infringement case. The jury seemed to be nodding off, and a Samsung lawyer briefly flashed an image of source code meant for-the-jury’s-eyes only. But the two witnesses to take the stand for Apple had some interesting comments about the way Apple licenses its intellectual property—it doesn’t.
Boris Teskler, director of patent licensing strategy at Apple, testified around 4 p.m. today, saying that Steve Jobs and Tim Cook complained to Samsung when the Korean company introduced phones that looked and acted so similarly to the iPhone in 2010. Apple then exhibited a presentation to the jury that it allegedly gave to Samsung in 2010 before any legal action was taken. The presentation detailed the patents Apple believed Samsung was infringing upon.
When asked what Apple’s position on licensing this portion of is portfolio was, Forbes reported that Teskler testified, “It’s Apple’s position not to [license]… keeping in mind Apple does not want anyone to build a clone product. “