Apple Seeks $2 Billion From Samsung in New Patent Trial

Apple Seeks $2 Billion From Samsung in New Patent Trial

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Apple is seeking an additional $2 billion in damages from Samsung in a new patent trial starting this week that will see Google make a courtroom appearance.

This will be the same courtroom in which Apple won it's first major $1 billion victory against Samsung in 2012. The jury award in that case has been adjusted down slightly to $992 million.

This time, Samsung plans on calling Google to help it argue that the software was created independently. Google executives, including Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice-president of engineering for Android, are expected to describe how they built the mobile operating system.

Apple is accusing Samsung of infringing on five utility patents that cover narrow software features such as auto-correct, slide to unlock, universal search, and others. Samsung is also counter-suing Apple for two utility patents that cover wireless video transmission and a method for organizing digital photos.

While Apple is seeking $2 billion in damages, Samsung is only seeking $22 million. Which may be a strategy to make Apple's demands seem excessive.

[via The Financial Times]


Apple Seeks $2 Billion From Samsung in New Patent Trial

Apple Seeks $2 Billion From Samsung in New Patent Trial
Blah - April 2, 2014 at 11:13pm
What. An. Idiotic. Company. They have no idea how stupid and greedy they look. Apple is going down hill and their legal team is full of fools.
Nat - April 2, 2014 at 11:15pm
Wow, a moronic troll defending a copycrap that does nothing but try to be apple, they're too busy day dreaming the expectations they think they have. Their mind is full of myths.
Ralph - April 1, 2014 at 10:50am
Yeah, Mercedes should get sued for implementing an iDrive like system in their latest cars. This sh!t is becoming irritating! Apple is pushing this too far. BlackBerry should sue them for "Slide to Unlock".
K - April 1, 2014 at 10:57am
The only thing you're pushing is the assuming here, their is much more than what samshit did to copy apple. How is this not necessary, and why the hell can an old school company sue the superior one and win just like that?
Teo - April 1, 2014 at 4:59am
Who knows if apple actually stole the ideas from people who designed and rendering apple products based on leaked info.
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