Why Apple Won’t Be Suing Microsoft Over the Surface

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August 13, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

Apple has licensed its design patents — some of the same patents that are involved in a heated court battle with Samsung — to Microsoft.

Boris Teksler, patent licensing director for Apple, mentioned the licensing deal Monday during his testimony in Apple vs. Samsung.

During Teksler’s testimony he indicated Apple made a number of patents available for licensing, and had offered Samsung the option to do so; however, the company had declined.

Patents that cover what he referred to as the “unique user experience,” including the look and feel of the iPad, are in a highly protected category that isn’t currently licensed to any company.

The company does, however, have a cross-…
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