Apple says it wasn’t about money after Samsung loses patent bet

Apple says it wasn’t about money after Samsung loses patent bet

Apple says it wasn’t about money after Samsung loses patent bet:

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Samsung previously paid Apple 8 million — 9 million for products that infringed the design patents plus more for infringing a utility patent, not at issue in the retrial.
 

Samsung physics Co. took a bet once it appealed a finding it infringed Apple opposition.’s smartphone style patents and a friendly succeeding ruling from the U.S.’s highest court created it seem to be the bet would pay off. Instead, Apple won a further $140 million.

Seven years when the beginning of a world patent battle, a jury in an exceeding tribunal in San Jose, California, delivered a finding of fact Th heavily affirmative Apple in an exceedingly trial that would reshape however firms read the worth of patents that defend the form and style of merchandise.

The verdict was a trial of damages, with jurors at the kickoff being told that that the South Korean company infringed 3of Apple’s style patents — covering the rounded corners of its iPhones, the rim that surrounds the front face, and therefore the grid of icons that users read — and 2 utility patents, that defend the approach one thing works and is employed.

Samsung had appealed the case to the associate degreed won a 2016 Supreme Court ruling giving it an opportunity to pare back an earlier award. then ruling, the fundamental question for the jury was: ought to Samsung ought to pay damages supported sales of smartphones in their completeness, or simply their elements that infringed the iPhone maker’s patents?

  

Samsung physics Co. took a bet once it appealed a finding it infringed Apple opposition.’s smartphone style patents and a friendly succeeding ruling from the U.S.’s highest court created it seem to be the bet would pay off. Instead, Apple won a further $140 million.

Seven years when the beginning of a world patent battle, a jury in an exceeding tribunal in San Jose, California, delivered a finding of fact Th heavily affirmative Apple in an exceedingly trial that would reshape however firms read the worth of patents that defend the form and style of merchandise.

The verdict was a trial of damages, with jurors at the kickoff being told that that the South Korean company infringed 3of Apple’s style patents — covering the rounded corners of its iPhones, the rim that surrounds the front face, and therefore the grid of icons that users read — and 2 utility patents, that defend the approach one thing works and is employed.

Samsung had appealed the case, associate degreed won a 2016 Supreme Court ruling giving it an opportunity to pare back an earlier award. then ruling, the fundamental question for the jury was: ought to Samsung ought to pay damages supported sales of smartphones in their completeness, or simply their elements that infringed the iPhone maker’s patents?

Huge Loss:

“As the old chestnut goes, take care what you raise,” Louis Eugene Felix Neel Chatterjee, associate degree belonging party in Silicon Valley, aforesaid of Samsung’s charm. “The jury saw substantial worth tied to the planning components of the iPhone, and really awarded over Apple antecedently won.”

 

A $1.05 billion jury finding in 2012 was whittled down by a previous trial in 2013, at the side of appeals and changes. once Samsung united to pay some damages, the case visited the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 and was came back to U.S. District decide Australopithecus afarensis Koh with associate degree order to go back $399 million of that award. currently, Samsung should pay $539 million, a rise of $140 million.

That makes it a “huge loss” for Samsung, aforementioned Michael Risch, a law academician at Villanova University College of Law in Pennsylvania, “and shows the danger it took by continued to fight.”

After the Supreme Court ruling, firms backed far from thinking that suing over style patents may manufacture a windfall in damages, Risch said.

“Now, they need a road map to winning full damages once more,” he said. “But not each style patent are going to be as sturdy or painting as Apple’s.

Thermonuclear War’:

The patent disputes began once Samsung discharged its Galaxy smartphones in 2010. Apple founder Steve Jobs initiated contact with Samsung over his considerations that the Galaxy phones traced the iPhone, in step with testimony from the first 2012 trial.

Jobs, United Nations agency died Oct. 5, 2011, later vowed to wage “thermonuclear war” to prove that phones running on Google’s robot OS copy the iPhone. Samsung devices use the robot.
Noreen Krall, Apple’s old chief of the proceeding and ubiquitous marshal within the proceeding over smartphone technology, has traveled widely to implement Jobs’s want. There she was once more in San Jose for the trial all week with a team of Apple lawyers. She Sabbatum within the front row of Koh’s court Th watching for the decision, ANd gave a colleague next to her an elbow jab because it was browsing, clearly delighted with the result. She declined to comment.

Noreen Krall, Apple’s old chief of the proceeding and ubiquitous marshal within the proceeding over smartphone technology, has traveled widely to implement Jobs’s want. There she was once more in San Jose for the trial all week with a team of Apple lawyers. She Sabbatum within the front row of Koh’s court Th watching for the decision, ANd gave a colleague next to her an elbow jab because it was browsed, clearly delighted with the result. She declined to comment

Samsung antecedently paid Apple $548 million — $399 million for a product that infringed the look patents and additional for infringing a utility patent, not in question within the trial. The damages trial before Koh gave Samsung an opportunity to argue Apple wasn’t entitled to any or all of its exploit the infringing phones, and recoup a minimum of a number of the cash. The jury’s damages total can ultimately be calculated against the $399 million Samsung has paid.

While the decision isn’t important for either company’s bottom line, Apple has long maintained there’s an even bigger principle at stake. once the 2012 jury sided with Apple, Chief officer Tim Cook same the causa was concerning values, which the corporate “chose legal proceeding terribly reluctantly and solely once repeatedly asking Samsung to prevent copying” its work.

Samsung’s not solely injured by the decision, it should be fitting yet one more charm.

“Today’s call flies within the face of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling in favor of Samsung on the scope of style patent damages,” Samsung aforementioned in an exceeding statement. “We can take into account all choices to get an associate outcome that doesn’t hinder creativeness and honest competition for all corporations and customers.”

John Quinn, a professional person for Samsung, told the choose the decision isn’t “supported by the proof,” which the corporation would raise its objections in court filings.
Samsung antecedently paid Apple $548 million — $399 million for merchandise that infringed the planning patents and a lot of for infringing a utility patent not under consideration within the trial. The damages trial before Koh gave Samsung an opportunity to argue Apple wasn’t entitled to all or any of its benefit from the infringing phones, and recoup a minimum of a number of the cash. The jury’s damages total can ultimately be calculated against the $399 million Samsung has paid.

While the decision isn’t vital for either company’s bottom line, Apple has long maintained there’s an even bigger principle at stake. when the 2012 jury sided with Apple, Chief military officer Tim Cook aforementioned the legal proceeding was regarding values, which the corporate “chose proceedings terribly reluctantly and solely when repeatedly asking Samsung to prevent copying” its work.

Apple aforementioned in an exceeding statement when the decision that the case “has continuously been regarding quite a cash.”

The case is Apple INC. v. Samsung physics Co., 11-cv-01846, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).

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