Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Apple Wants $1 Billion From Samsung In Damages Retrial

Apple Wants $1 Billion From Samsung In Damages Retrial

In a case that's been ongoing since 2011, Samsung was found to have violated a number of Apple's patents, and in 2012, was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages.

Samsung made $3.3 billion (roughly Rs. 22,400 crores) in revenue and $1 billion in profit from millions of phones that infringed Apple's three design patents, Lee said. "Jurors must also stick to the previous judgement 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".

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They are called "enlisted plans" in Europe and most parts of the world, however "outline patents" in the US. "This is the article of manufacture", Quinn said of the components. The design patents cover a black rectangular front face with rounded corners and a graphical user interface featuring a grid of 16 colorful icons.

Then, a retrial in 2013 won Apple $290m - this case was then appealed to the Supreme Court, where Samsung attempted to rubbish the original ruling's basis that damages from a single design patent could influence a product's profits. But the award was curbed by a retrial the following year, and the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a portion of the damages after ruling that they could reflect either individual components of a product or the entire product itself. On the other hand, Samsung only wants to provide a mere $28 million in reimbursements.

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Had Apple not released the iPhone, it anxious that mobile carriers could easily make the iPod obsolete by adding music to their phones, which served as a "gigantic threat" to the company and its mainstay media player. The glass is easily separated from the phone and doesn't cost much, Samsung has argued.

Apple and Samsung are confronting each other in a California court for a third trial including a similar arrangement of five patents. For Samsung, this is good news because it could mean an even lower award than the $400 million.

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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. Seeing its market share dwindle and hoping to resurrect its flagging fortunes, Lee said, Samsung copied Apple's emphasis on design and watched as its sales soar once again. 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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