Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement

Katie Ramirez
May 17, 2018

The original trial, back in 2012, awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages, which was less than half of their ask of $2.75 billion.

It was ordered to pay the USA 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.

It's been going on for years, the ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple is back in a US Court and the two component buddies, are at each other's throat.

Members of the jury should likewise adhere to the past judgment that Samsung duplicated three plan patents concerning the look of the first iPhone, and two utility patents including its squeeze to-zoom highlight and ricochet back looking over impact. Come December 2015, it was decided that Samsung would finally pay Apple $548 million. The jury now has to decide whether the South Korean company should have to pay damages on the entire iPhone or just the components it infringed on.

The jury will now have to determine what the relevant article of manufacture is and recalculate based on its findings. We all are very much aware of this patent-infringement dispute. Specifically, Apple's rounded cornered phone design, the rim of the front face, and the grid view icons at the front are the main copied designs!

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In an attempt to limit the compensation to profits attributable to a specific component patent in question, Samsung then appealed the lower court's ruling to the Supreme Court.

While Apple has been seeking the full profits attributable to the sales of the infringed phones, Samsung has been arguing for smaller penalties directly related to the value of features impacted by the patents. Koh has forbidden that argument on the ground that Samsung didn't raise it in the previous trial or on appeal.

Apple is obviously arguing for the former, since the design and user interface of the iPhone plays an important part in why consumers bought it. Samsung is pushing for the latter, saying that customers purchased its devices for reasons other than looks, such as functionality.

Apple has described how the iPhone and overall product design became embedded in the company's DNA.

Instead of releasing another flip phone or keyboard phone, Apple devised the iPhone, which revolutionized phone design and quickly took the market by storm.

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