Samsung owns Apple $539M for infringing patents | UPD : Samsung rejects offer
Update: June 12th, 2018
Samsung has refused the offer from Apple to settle all infringement patents at $539 million. It appears that this way quite a lot more than what Samsung was willing to offer. This seven-year-long dispute has still not been resolved and Samsung is now looking to have the verdict thrown out. The company had supposedly asked for the decision to be reversed and for a new trial to be initiated. It seems like Samsung has nothing new to say and is continuing to beat about the bush with the very same points already presented before the court. Here’s what reports claim:
In Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s 34-page post-trial motion, the Korean tech giant said the jury’s verdict, which awarded Apple Inc. about half of what it requested, wasn’t supported by the evidence and “no reasonable jury” could reach the jury’s conclusion.
“The jury’s verdict is excessive and against the weight of the evidence on each and every issue identified above, and … the evidence supports a verdict of no more than $28.085 million,” the motion said.
Samsung is even fighting for a refund of $145 million with regard a patent infringement case on multi-touch. Since the patent was invalidated, the company is claiming that amount. Sources claim that Apple has until June 21st to respond to the motion and that the next hearing has been scheduled for the 26th of July.
Original Post: (May 25th, 2018)
Samsung has been asked to pay Apple $539 million for infringing five patents with Android phones it sold in 2010 and 2011, a jury has stated.
The decision was announced by the US District Court in San Jose. The amount is approximately half of what the two largest mobile phone makers had sought in the legal case that dates back to 2011.
Samsung was already found guilty of infringing the patents, but this trial determined some of the damages. In 2012, a court had found Samsung guilty and awarded Apple damages of nearly $1 billion. The bulk of the damages payment, of $533,316,606, was for infringing three Apple design patents. The remaining $5,325,050 was for infringing two utility patents.
Samsung had later appealed against the amount. However now, the court has set the amount for $539 million. The figure is a step back for Samsung, who had been fighting to get the payment reconsidered to $399 million. The damage of $539 million is a significantly larger sum that the South Korean giant was aiming for.
Samsung said in a statement that “We will consider all options to obtain an outcome that does not hinder creativity and fair competition for all companies and consumers.”
Apple said it was pleased that the members of the jury "agree that Samsung should pay for copying our products." "This case has always been about more than money," the tech giant said. The company added that it was important that it continued to protect the "hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple".