Apple Inc. claims over USD 2.5 billion in damages from Samsung Electronics in patent lawsuit
July 25, 2012 //
According to recent reports from the Wall Street Journal, Apple Inc. made claims that it deserves more than USD 2.5 billion in damages from Samsung Electronics who alledgedly reaped billions of dollars in profits and caused Apple to lose hundreds of millions of dollars through its violation of Apple's intellectual property.
In the 57-page brief, Apple said Samsung should pay USD 2.525 billion, with the bulk of the figure, USD 2 billion, representing the amount of total profits Apple calculates Samsung made with products that it said infringed Apple's patents and designs.
The Wall Street Journal recalls that Samsung previously said that Apple's claims "lack merit" and are "unfounded." And in its own 22-page court filing, made early Tuesday, Samsung's lawyers called Apple's damages request "absurd." Apple, according to Samsung's brief, "seeks to collect 'lost profits' despite the fact that no one buys phones because they have 'bounce back' features or other manifestations of Apple's alleged inventions asserted in this case."
According to Samsung, many of Apple's patents at issue in the lawsuit are invalid, partly because other companies beat Apple to the inventions.
The litigation between the two companies, which according to technology research firm IDC together captured about 52% of the world-wide smartphone shipments in the first quarter of the year, is a significant part of a broader global intellectual-property war between Apple and the makers of smartphones powered by Android, the mobile operating system owned by Google Inc.
Regardless of who wins, some patent experts think the outcome of the Apple-Samsung trial could cause companies to start settlement talks.
Apple's pretrial brief reiterated many themes the company has previously pressed, including that a variety of Samsung's smartphone and tablet computers ripped off Apple's designs. Apple also accuses Samsung of infringing a number of patents covering iPhone and iPad functions.
"Samsung's documents show that the similarity of Samsung's products is no accident or, as Samsung would have it, a 'natural evolution,'" reads the brief. "Rather, it results from Samsung's deliberate plan to free-ride on the iPhone's and iPad's extraordinary success by copying their iconic designs and intuitive user interface." According to the brief, Apple will attempt to prove its case partly by using internal Samsung documents, "which tell an unambiguous story."
In its papers, Samsung also reasserted its claims that Apple is infringing a number of Samsung patents, though, unlike Apple, it declined to request a specific amount of money. The brief said: "Apple, which sold its first iPhone nearly 20 years after Samsung started developing mobile phone technology, could not have sold a single iPhone without the benefit of Samsung's patented technology."All news
Machine learning for every app
October 02, 2015
Startup company Dato wants to make a splash in the consumer market by making it easier for developers to integrate machine-learning ...
Cyber threats against cars are here to stay, experts say
BAIC launches R&D centre in Aachen
NXP-Freescale: merger of 'compatible' giants on track
TSMC turns logic FinFET into ReRAM
Invisibility cloak focuses on enhancing solar cell efficiency
October 01, 2015
Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have discovered an unconventional approach to increasing the efficiency ...
Measuring the most stable light source in the world
3D memory chips may beat 3D hybrid memory cube
Are mushrooms the answer to lithium-ion battery degradation?
- Determine Balancing Current for the LTC3305 Lead-Acid Battery Balancer
- 3 Ways to Simplify Medical Device Testing
- Thread Networking Protocol Simplifies Connecting “Things” in the Home and Beyond
- High Voltage CMOS Amplifier Enables High Impedance Sensing with a Single IC
InterviewCEO interview: Ambiq sees broader options for low voltage
Mike Noonen, recently appointed interim CEO at microcontroller startup Ambiq Micro, discusses the focus and opportunities for this pioneering company designing circuits that can operate below the threshold ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, LabNation is giving away three of its SmartScope open source USB oscilloscopes, worth 229 Euros each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
Successfully funded through Kickstarter last year, the SmartScope is claimed to be the world's first test equipment designed to run on multiple operating systems and platforms such as smartphones, tablets and PCs. It is powered directly from... MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.