Latest filing from Samsung on infamous patent suit confirms Apple could get more than the original $1.05 billion award

Apple vs Samsung

I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the huge patent battle between Samsung and Apple that ended with Apple being awarded $1.05 billion in damages. Then, the damages were reduced to about $600 million, and then Apple claimed mistakes were made in calculations, etc… It’s been a long, drawn out process.

Now, the second trial concerning 14 devices that infringed on Apple’s patents will be opened up again for a second verdict. Samsung wants the jury to review whether or not those devices infringed on Apple’s patents in the first place to attempt to reduce the damages, but by doing so, Samsung admitted that Apple could “seek even more damages on these products in the new trial.” So that $600 million could come way down… or it could back up to $1 billion in damages again. Obviously Samsung’s lawyers feel pretty confident they can make a better case this time around.

As a side note, Samsung also said Apple’s claims for reinstating the $85 million Judge Lucy Koh took away were “procedurally improper and substantively incorrect.”  Like with all the other patent trouble, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as anything else comes out of the courtroom between these two.

source: FOSS Patents

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  • GraveUypo

    i wish i could get 400 millions by whining and crying too.

  • antifud

    you should try not reading fosspatents as a source of information, it shows you have no idea what you’re talking about. They are not a source of facts, they are a source of microsoft focused anti-google bias.

    The verdict has already been halved, and that’s before it goes trail to go *lower* – there is no 1.05 billion anymore and the judge has indicated she may toss the lawsuit entirely.