Apple and Samsung are back in court!
To discuss precisely how much Samsung owes Apple for patent infringement, the two tech giants convened in a California court today.
Apple's attorney, Harold McElhinny, said this in his opening statement: "this trial about a single question: what damages must Samsung pay Apple for violating its intellectual property rights. Samsung sold 10.7 million infringing products. Samsung, the company that broke the law, took in $3.5 billion. You will decide how much of that $3.5 billion will be returned to Apple."
And while that statement is certainly a bit leading, Samsung's attorney had no issue with it. He confirmed that Samsung did indeed break the law and that Apple is owed a "huge sum of money". The only reason the two companies are back in court is because Samsung doesn't think it owes as much as Apple wants to get:
"This is a case not where we're disputing that the 13 phones contain some elements of Apple's property," Price [Samsung's attorney] admitted, adding, "that doesn't mean Apple gets to come in here and ask for a windfall ...for more than it is entitled."
You can read more about the case here: appleinsider.com/articles/13/11/13/samsung-no-disp..., here: www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-s..., as well as at a number of other outlets on the web.
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