How much is a license to Motorola's patents worth? If you ask Apple, the answer is about $1 per iPhone. Of course, that's not a guess. That's actually Apple's opinion.
Less than one week before a FRAND contract trial kicks off in the Western District of Wisconsin, Apple has gone on record to state to the court that it is willing to pay Motorola Mobility for a license to its standard-essential wireless patents... but not much.
Apple, our friends at FOSS Patents reports, will only fork over some cash to the Google-owned subsidiary "if the per-unit royalty does not exceed $1."
If the court sets a FRAND rate at or below $1, Apple will take a license and start to pay right away. Otherwise Apple will appeal the decision and exhaust all of its legal options before Google gets anything.
Source: FOSS Patents