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.
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 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.
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 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.
The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday published a transcript of the day's initial oral hearing of the high-stakes patent battle between Apple and Samsung, highlighting the complexities that face justices on how to properly adjudicate the case.
If the Supreme Court sides with Apple and upholds a 120 year-old law governing design patents, it may open the door to a highly lucrative field for patent trolls to exploit, intellectual property experts from the likes of Google and Facebook fear.
Apple on Friday delivered a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a favorable ruling in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, saying the Korean company had not furnished sufficient evidence to send the case back to a lower court.
The Justice Department on Wednesday filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Apple's appellate court win over Samsung in a nearly five-year-old patent dispute, a decision that would inevitably lead to a new round of litigation.
Apple this week attempted to dissuade the U.S. Supreme Court from hearing Samsung's request for review in their ongoing patent infringement dispute, with Apple telling the highest court in America that the $548 million settlement does not deserve review.
Current and former Apple executives, including Phil Schiller,Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall, are on a list of potential witnesses who could appear at the second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March.
After months of back-and-forth litigation, Apple won a US sales ban against certain Samsung software features found in infringement of three patents, though the ruling has no real bearing on either company's business.