Jurors in the latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung have delivered their verdict siding with Apple, deciding Samsung needs to pay Apple $533 million for infringing utility and design patents relating to the iPhone with its own devices.
Apple v. Samsung
Lawyers in the — maybe — final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.
Two Apple expert witnesses took the stand in the recently restarted Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Wednesday, with lawyers on each side disputing how Samsung should pay for infringing on three Apple design patents.
The first witness called at the beginning of the latest Apple v. Samsung damages trial on Tuesday was marketing VP Greg Joswiak, who pushed Apple's position on the importance of product design.
The ties and opinions of many people in Silicon Valley made it difficult to find a fair jury for an impending Apple v. Samsung damages trial, set to get going this week in a U.S. District Court in San Jose.
As Apple and Samsung prepare to go head to head in court again, AppleInsider takes a look at the history of this particular long-running patent battle between the tech giants.
Next month, Apple will continue its pursuit of hundreds of million of dollars in damages from Samsung as part of a protracted patent infringement case dating back to 2011. Unlike the original trial, however, the companies are keeping their respective top brass off the stand.
The Apple v. Samsung patent damages retrial will begin May 14 and run for five days, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has ruled, agreeing with a timeline proposed by both parties.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday issued a recommendation against the Supreme Court reviewing a 2014 court verdict, which at the time awarded Apple almost $120 million for patent infringement by Samsung.