Google Plans to Snatch 2.25 Percent of Every iPhone Sale

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There have been plenty of legal wranglings between Motorola and Apple, and with Google buying Motorola that doesn't show signs of stopping. Now, Google plans to grab 2.25 per cent of every iPhone sale because of the patents it owns through the purchase of Moto.

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CNN Money reports that, in a letter sent to IEEE by Google, the search giant intends to ask for the "maximum per-unit royalty of 2.25 per cent" in the EU, that Motorola has tried to demand from Apple in the past. As if allegedly stealing the idea for Android from Apple wasn't enough in the first place, eh? [CNN Money]

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lambdacore
lambdacore

Bear with me here, I'm very tired, but the units confuse me.

What would they gain exactly?

At first I read 0.025$ per iPhone sold.

Then I thought it was maybe 2.25% of sales (meaning less iPhone sold and more Android sold?).

Then I thought it was 2.25% of the price of an iPhone per iPhone.

I need to sleep.