Re: But... @AC 11:51 GMT
"it is unreasonable to say the licensing cost is 4% of the total sale price of the computer, because 3G wireless radio is only one part of what it does."
"my understand is Samsung have been asking for whole percentage cuts of iPhone sale price"
You're arguing against yourself.
You argue, to me correctly, that it would be unfair to get 4% of the sale price of a computer because it can do other things. What you fail to say is that it can function as PC as that is what it is sold as perfectly well without the 3G wireless part
You then say that Samsung are unfairly asking for 4% of the iPhone sale price. To me that is perfectly fair because without the technology in the patent the iPhone is simply an iPod - it is therefore material to it's function as a phone.
From what I've read Apple want to dictate the price they pay for the FRAND patents and pay considerably less than anybody else.
I am unsure as to why Samsung don't go to court and say XXXX pays x.x% - that's what we want Apple to pay. Judge says that's reasonable as you're not asking them to pay more than XXXX - case closed