Apple a licentiat brevete de inventie catre Microsoft, a incheiat un acord prin care clonarea iDevice-urilor este interzisa

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  Desi Apple a propus companiei Samsung sa ii licentieze brevetele de inventie, asiaticii au refuzat si au ales sa cloneze terminalele fara rusine. Nu acelasi lucru s-a intamplat si cu Microsoft, o companie care a licentiat tehnologii ale Apple si a incheiat un acord prin care se obliga sa nu cloneze iDevice-urile companiei din Cupertino. Informatiile aceastea au fost dezvaluite in procesul dintre Apple si Samsung, proces care se desfasoara de mai bine de o saptamana de zile in SUA.

Apple Inc licensed its prized design patents to Microsoft Corp but with an “anti-cloning agreement” to prevent copying of its iPhone and iPad, an Apple executive said on Monday. The testimony from Apple patent licensing director Boris Teksler came in one of the most closely watched technology trials in years. Apple is accusing Samsung Electronics Co Ltd of copying its iPhone and iPad, while the Korean company says Apple infringes several of its wireless technology patents.

   Directorul care se ocupa de licentierea brevetelor de inventie ale Apple a depus marturie astazi in procesul dintre Samsung si Apple si a declarat ca Microsoft a licentiat cateva brevete de inventie pentru design-uri ale iOS si ale iDevice-urilor. Cei de la Microsoft au posibilitatea de a utiliza elemente de design ale iOS si ale iDevice-urilor in propriile produse, insa printr-un acord li se interzice sa foloseasca fara drept altele care nu sunt licentiate. In baza acestor brevete Microsoft si-a construit tableta Surface si atlte produse, insa decizia lor de a plati pentru tehnologii este mult mai corecta decat decizia Samsung de a fura.

Those included design patents at issue in the lawsuit, covering the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad. Teksler told jurors last week he could count on “on one hand” the instances Apple has licensed those patents. Negotiations between Apple and Samsung did not produce a licensing agreement, and Apple filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Jose, California, in April 2011. Apple’s decision to license its design patents to Microsoft was consistent with its corporate strategy, Teksler said, because the agreement prohibited Microsoft from manufacturing copies. “There was no right with respect to these design patents to build clones of any type,” Teksler said.