Apple Wants $1 Billion From Samsung at Smartphone Retrial

Apple Wants $1 Billion From Samsung at Smartphone Retrial

Pablo Tucker
May 16, 2018

Finally, in the final round of the long-going Samsung patent fight, Apple has demanded a total of $1 Billion from Samsung for patent infringement at smartphone retrial.

"It took Apple several years and over a $1 billion to develop the iPhone", Lee told the jury.

It was ordered to pay the United States tech giant more than $1 billion for infringing on three of Apple's design patents related to mobile devices - the quick links to phone numbers, the slide-to-unlock feature and the auto-correct function.

CLEARLY BORED of doing minor updates to its product portfolio, Apple has chose to renew its patent spat with Samsung.

It must be noted that Jurors will have to stick to the previous judgment that Samsung copied three design patents concerning the look of the original iPhone, and two utility patents involving its pinch-to-zoom feature and bounce-back scrolling effect.

The case not only will determine how much Samsung has to pay but how much countless other technology companies in the future might also have to worry about patents. "Apple is certainly not entitled to the profits on the whole phone".

Under the U.S. patent law, infringement of a design patent can result in a plaintiff receiving total profits made through the product. Samsung argues, however, that it should pay up just $28 million.

Motorola appears to be working on a foldable smartphone that turns into a tablet, along with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy X, Apple foldable iPhone and Huawei foldable phone. The battle began in 2011 when Apple accused Samsung of infringing on 3 of its design patents for the front and back of the original iPhone and the graphical UI showing the layout of apps. "It is one, very specific ornamental design."Samsung also wanted to argue that no damages should be awarded for about 1 million of the phones in question because they're cased in white plastic, rather than black". Susan Kare, a GUI designer who was part of Apple's Macintosh design team and has since worked for Microsoft and IBM, will testify that the iPhone GUI can not be separated conceptually from the phone. Apple was initially granted $1.05bn (£772m) in 2012 after a jury found the South Korean firm had encroached a few of the iPhone's developments. But she's blocked Apple's argument that the phones should be viewed from the perspective of a "designer of ordinary skill in the art", saying there's no basis for importing the "person of ordinary skill in the art" to the design context.

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