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
Hydrogen power enters the call center
May 23, 2013
A UK startup has had significant success with its hydrogen-powered power system as an uninterruptible power supply for call ...
Brussels Calling: Qualcomm wins in a wasteful industry
Europe in 10 billion € bid to boost chip industry
Nujira surpasses own world record for ET PA linearity
Silica moves to fast lane in Europe's LED market
Intel's new CEO shakes things up
May 23, 2013
Newly minted Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich wasted little time putting his stamp on the company he has worked for for more ...
Wide-angle lens is less than 3mm high for the same diameter
Low-power wireless projected to make waves in remote controls according to IMS Research
Intel pushes for more research beyond 10-nm
InterviewSilica moves to fast lane in Europe's LED market
In the booming market for LED lighting, electronics distributor Silica intends to lead the pack by offering technological excellence at application level. The company is currently planning to offer tailor-made ...
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
The development platform for i.MX 6Quad from element14 (built to the Freescale SABRE Lite design) is an evaluation platform featuring the powerful i.MX 6Q, a multimedia application processor with Quad ARM Cortex-A9 cores at 1.2 GHz from Freescale Semiconductor.
This month, Freescale and element14 are giving away five such platforms, worth £128.06 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win. The platform helps evaluate the rich set of peripherals and includes a 10/100/Gb Ethernet port, SATA-II, HDMI v1.4, LVDS, parallel RGB interface, touch screen interface, analog headphone/microphone, micro TF and SD card interface, USB, serial port, JTAG, camera interface, and input keys for Android.
And the winners are...
In our previous reader offer, Pico Technology was giving away one of its recently launched PicoScope 3207B, a 2-channel USB 3.0 oscilloscope worth 1451 Euros. Lucky winner Mr L. Sanchez-Gonzalez from Spain should be receiving his PicoScope 3207B soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with his projects.
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.