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Apple Offered Samsung Silent Patent Licensing Deal

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Nearly two years ago, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) offered its patent portfolio to Samsung in a backroom licensing deal that would have netted it some $250 million in royalties in 2010, months after the late Steve Jobs threatened to go “thermonuclear” on Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android operating system. According to published reports, this little golden nugget of information emerged Aug. 10 during the patent infringement trial between the two companies, courtesy of testimony and materials offered by Borks Teksler, Apple’s director of patent licensing strategy. Here are the details: It’s (IT news)