Bad news for Samsung: Apple patent infringements may cost them 88% of profit from phone sales

The battle between Apple and Samsung has been going on for quite some time now, and we already know that Apple won a significant case against Samsung regarding patent infringements earlier this year. Well, recently a redacted document from the court case made its way to the public, and in it we find Judge Pender’s recommendations for punitive action against Samsung. Let’s just say it’s not looking pretty for the Korean company. According to FOSS Patents, an blog dedicated to software patent suits, Judge Pender made the following recommendations:

  • a U.S. import ban that would enter into effect after the 60-day Presidential review period following a final ITC decision,
  • a simultaneous cease-and-desist order that would prohibit the sale of any commercially significant quantities of the imported infringing accused products in the United States (this remedy was denied against HTC), and finally…
  • the requirement to post a bond of 88% of the value of all mobile phones, 32.5% of the value of all media players, and 37.6% of the value of all tablet computers found to infringe Apple’s patents-in-suit during the Presidential review period.

According to FOSS Patents, it is highly likely that the recommendations will be implimented, as the ITC staff agrees with the recommendations across the board. It’s too bad these two technology companies can’t just leave this all behind them and put their focus on bringing us newer, faster, better, cooler phones!

Via: Foss Patents
Source: ITC

About the Author: Alexon Enfiedjian

Alex Enfiedjian is an Android enthusiast and tech journalist from Central California.

  • Mr long

    Apple are abusing the patent laws to try and regain an advantage now that every one outside of the US is buying into Samsungs products. They have predicted this will happen stateside soon enough and are trying to cover their asses. Just wish they would make a kickass iPhone again that’s worth buying rather than trying to gag their competition like this. “Good artists copy, great artists steal” RIP Steve Jobs.

    • Remo J Gutierrez

      I agree. Steve Jobs was a true visionary from what I have seen and read.Apples CEO was hand picked by him, but I don’t think that guy is handling the pressure that well. I THINK Steve said all that you needed in a smartphone was 3.5 inches, which is fair enough, they went 4″, Steve would have probably kept the same size of the 4S and made the entire front display a full screen? No bezel at all, or something. Great leaders don’t always have great successors, which is unfortunate.
      Even with the iPad Mini Steve would possibly have added great things to revolutionize it, or simply put, just kept working on the 10″ iPads, and not even made an over priced Mini.
      Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

      • vegiisan

        Jobs wasn’t anything revolutionary at all, all his ideas and software were copied off of other innovations. That’s where his quote came from saying he/Apple are shameless about stealing other peoples ideas / great artists steal. All he did was steal other pre-existing technology, repackage it and sell. All he had going for him was excellent marketting strategies, his patents are all invalid and so is any notion they invented anything new.

        • JAN J*MOBILE E. HITE


  • Remo J Gutierrez

    Why won’t Apple just go away?, Just go away!! This here battle tech companies is better than any NFL or any other sport game.

  • Remo J Gutierrez

    Sent from my Nexus 7! :-) 8 gig version : ( Galaxy S2 in my right side pocket, Nexus 4 charging, shall we say war ANDROID?



  • Crozar

    Apple gennie minimize maximise feature stolen from compiz fusion back in the 2006 Ubuntu feisty fawn beta release. All apple ideas taken from the open source foundation.. Samsung hardware is all legit. Software is android os that’s Linux foundation and apple is only 25 percent of
    percent of Linux. And they still take the foundation innovative codes an recode them then encrypt it to be apple

  • SorryYouAreBusted

    This website is a google-funded charade. The last sentence of the article is absurd. We should just ignore blatant violations of Intellectual Property? Why would anyone innovate if they can’t own their innovation? Google just paid billions for Motorola’s patents– I suppose they just give them away like the author of this article seems to suggest. Am guessing the rest of the commenters on this page for for Google or one of their licensees. You are all shameless.

    • Plerisei

      Like notification bar, I guess that wasn’t a copy. Stealing from Xerox, that wasn’t a copy either. Multi-touch being ruled invalid for prior art, wasn’t stealing either;

    • en.c

      Are you crazy? Apple are blatantly abusing the patent system. I’ve been a software developer for some 20 years and tricks ‘n gimmicks should not be patentable, just like shapes. Sure, if Apple came up with a new codec or algorythm to cure cancer, you know, real innovation, then we have stuff that qualifies. Hell, if I’d patented half the things I’ve written, like a unified searches, sliding buttons or icons of a similar design to theirs, I’d be rich, but these are stupid things to be granted patents on.