Apple will be waiting for some time to get that $1 billion from Samsung
prevents any attempt to collect on the judgment until 14 days after the court has resolved the last post-trial motion. With the hearing for post-trial motions set for December 6th, and figuring that Judge Lucy Koh will need some time to write out her decisions, it won't be until early 2013 at the earliest when Apple will get paid-assuming the verdict holds. But there is no doubt that Samsung will ask for another stay of the billion dollar judgment while it appeals the verdict to the Federal Circuit, even before the ink dries on Judge Koh's last post-verdict ruling. That could delay Apple's billion dollar pay day for months of not years. By then, the amount owed to Apple could be in excess of $3 billion. Because the jury ruled that Samsung willfully infringed on Apple's patents, the judge has the option to triple the damages. That would make winning an appeal even more important to Samsung.
Instead of involving the court and spending for more court costs and attorney fees, Apple and Samsung have options that they might have agreed to with Monday's agreement. Since Samsung sells parts to Apple, the latter could simply withhold payment to Samsung for some invoices until the verdict is paid. An agreement might have been reached to cover how Samsung will post bonds if necessary, in the ten countries where both sides are facing each other in litigation. Lastly, both Apple and Samsung might have agreed to the logistics of a billion dollar payout with Apple allowing Samsung to pay the entire judgment from its U.S. operations even if some of the damages belong to the company's Korean division.
1. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I heard its trucks of rolled up pennys now
13. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Lets hope not. Each penny is worth 2.2 cents in copper. They would either recycle it and score an extra billion dollars, or the next iPhone would have a revolutionary new copper design
19. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Recycling money? Lawsuit from the government. And that's inevitable.
25. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Since pennies are are mostly if not all non copper materials I doubt there worth that.
2. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
samsung will just up the price of components it sells to apple no worries.
11. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Samsung is not the only chip maker in the world. If not samsung then Apple has many alternatives no worries GO Apple......
16. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
There are only 2 major chips and lcd screen in the world, and Samsung is one of them. Especially the chips for the SSD in which most phone use. Apple does not exist without its supplier or with engineers from other computers. Apple fans, all the engineerings and ideas came from other companies before they even thought about it. Argue all you want and back apple up. Nothing in the Apple's devices are made by Apple.
17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
nothing is "manufactured" by apple sure.. but they are designed by apple… (made is quite vague)
basically samsung just does apples dirty work… :)
34. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
apple will have to spend TONS in R&D to get IOS to work with other components wich would make this lawsuit almost not worth it
18. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Name another manufacturer that has the output to produce the CPUs for the iPhone though. Intel does and Samsung does. No other company does, but I wouldn't be surprised if Apple starts to use minefield chips in their phones soon.
27. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Well there is Texas instruments, and Qualcomm and if apple would have invested in them at the start they could handl the workload and they both make really good chips along with nvidea. All three probably could do it right now but would have to not make chips for other companies such as htc as much. Think about how many s4 chips that are being used around the world. There is a crapload
36. ph00ny (Posts: 598; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Most of those so called chips can fab the chips themselves and have to rely on a foundry like TSMC, Samsung, etc
24. redmd (Posts: 886; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Apple could use MediaTek for some uber cheap iPhones.
26. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
I really hate that phone arena blocks comments if there is too many dislikes.mlet me mak up my own mind befor blocking them. Well unless there trolls but with those there is a different method of reporting to phone arena and getting it pulled
33. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
They only block when a discussion becomes a fight. When comments are full of offensive back and forth hatred and there's use of certain words that are aimed at offending rather than sharing points of views.
Words such as fandroid, iSheep, craple, fanboy etc. When used with offensive context get reported and are removed.
I agree with PAs policy on this. I really dont like scrolling through pages of pointles fighting.
37. ph00ny (Posts: 598; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Not in the capacity and quality they need. Only a handful of fabs can handle apple's orders and requirements and TSMC just turned them down
3. Android2627 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
What will u do of that money Apple? i mean u never supported Innovations or Anything...Disgusting..
6. rasinhussy (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)
They will just add it to their $117B in cash reserves, then laugh evilly.
7. JessJess (unregistered)
9. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
but before laughing evilly the will make this face:
21. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
exactly....this is the proof of the Apples chairman:
who buys an iProduct is as rotten as Apple is
29. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
That is so not true they are extremely innovative, not only that but they bring some of the best style aspects to the industry. Just because they kinda suck with there pattent trolling methods does not mean there not innovative. Think about the iPad. The iPad 1 is the reason tablets are popular right now. Befor that tablets were nothing more than a niche market that made little impact. Now there competing with home computers and laptops with the amount in circulation. You can say the same with the iPhone and the iPod. Other companies had the chance to do what apple did before them but they all failed to bring them to that level. I remember how freaking amazing it was to get a music device that had 20gb of music storage on a little device. At the time there might have been 2 or 4 gb players in my collection and they had crappy interfaces. Just because there I ovation comes from making extremely great working and awesome looking devices that work well out of parts that were designed by other companies and not the individual parts by themselves makes them innovative in a different way. Kinda like a engineered building that puts other peoples tech to make it revolutionary. There problem is that they are just so freaking annoying how they do business and how they think of them selves as gods of the industry. They remind me of my older brother when we used to play video games. He amazed me on how awesome he was and how he always kicked my but. Than as I learned from watching him play I started to beat him a little than a lot than all the time. He acted like a big baby and at first he would punch me than came oh you were cheating. Than the famous oh my controller must be broken. Just like apple he could not handle the compition he felt as though I didn't deserve to be good unless it was on his terms and he got all the credit or I was a cheat. The crappy part is unlike in my house my parents told him he was being a baby apple gets backed by pappa court system for stuff that they should not be able to get away with. (I am talking about the pattent system giving them pattents for ideas like a rectangl. Or the color black
35. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
1st iPad was bought of 90% with iPhones......So if Apple sells sh*ts it will become a bestseller too ;)
Facts are facts....
The same with the firts iPhones' wave (just macs owners)
And the greatest mistake began ;)
Deal with it
4. The_Godfather (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I don't know why but wherever I see word Apple. I just f**kin hate it.
I just want Sammy to make a come back in this case as they have appealed. Just imagine if Sammy wins this case against rotten CApple that will be the best time ever.
You know what CApple's CEO is still in shock after the release of Note 2. He isn't eating and not talking to anyone :(
Sammy why did you do that?? :( who told you to make these revolutionary products :( ??
8. JessJess (unregistered)
What's a CApple?
14. The_Godfather (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
@Jess Jess:- Would let ya know give me sme time or ask PA.
12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Samsung's win against Apple in US is highly unlikely because this whole drama is stage managed.
20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5751; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It will be a while before Sammy has to pay the jury award (if ever). Regardless of what may be agreed to between Apple and Sammy in response to the motions before judge Koh, expect Sammy to ask for a stay of the jury award during the appeal process. Sammy has at least a 50-50 chance of winning the stay.
If the jury decision is overturned on appeal... Apple can say buh-by to the $1 billion award.
30. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
You know samsung is a big corporation and in my eyes there not for the people either and they suck just as bad as apple or any big corporation. Power and money is corrupt and they both suck. I thing Samsung sucks at making products out of good materials. I think there awesome at making components and hardware. There touchwiz is cool on paper but I think sucks. There phones are always made out of plastic. htc makes better looking products but I don't care for there hardware. Motorola makes has better hardware than both when it comes to any other part that is not the screen or processor. Except when the Moro droid came out that I think omap processor kicked ass at the time. But they all are crappy corporations too. Apple just seems the worst because for right now there on top of the world and have a big x on there back.
5. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I heard they were going to give Apple some Zimbabwean Dollars... 322,355,011,000.00 to be exact.
10. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Sammy should stop supplying big bully with parts for ALL its devices. Let apple flounder without crucial parts for years. This will surely stop apple dead in their evil tracks.
Lack of innovation brings lawsuits. Apple went after Sammy for piddly little design junk. Notice Android and Google aren't being sued. Oh wait, as soon as Apple drops an LTE device, BLOCKING of all future products will begin. Google will own Apple if apple pokes the bear..
Apple is just now coming out with the unheard of screen size of 4 inches. Can you image how cool those rounded icons will look now. Not to mention how much bigger your friends pimple will be on face time. Imagine the world of possibilities with the new much larger iPhoney. The Iphoney just keeps getting bigger and more glorious. WOW still the same body design for essentially going on 6 years by the time the iphoney 6 rolls out.. No wonder the fantwinks like grapple.. They like boring, uninventive and boring.. Yawn.. Bring on the Note 2.. 5.5 inches of screen. SIZE does matter Apple
22. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Size matters? It depends on your preference. Personally I would prefer my phone to be no bigger than 120.5mm x 61.5mm x 10.9mm. Anything bigger than that would be a pain to store and hold.
As for Google owning Apple? It would be interesting to see, becasue the arms race has just seen google map nixed. Sit back and sip some bubbles and watch the further escapades of apple and google....
23. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
60% of the people with smartphones use Android and Google Maps is still available on iOS and their 3D maps with turn by turn navigation was launched already. I trust Google to do mapping right, not Apple.
31. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Samsung makes a fortune off of apple. Right now they are in a Win win situation and they will should not stop suplying apple stuff it business not personal.
Apple would survive without Samsung. Put an apple designed snapdragon s4 quad core in the next iPhone and it would kick but.
I personally love my iPad but will never get an iPhone again. There operating system is a bore. I am waiting for my iPad2 to get old and I am switching and moving on. Hope the full operating system windows 8 tablet is a cool as I imagine. Just saying that becaus I am not really a fan of apple even though I am somewhat defending them. I don't want them to go away because this battle of hardware is a win win for consumers cause they all try to one up the other to our benifit
15. Friendlysky (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
This is an arrogance American company who is worry about others country make a better product than them. As a consumer alway welcome a new product and innovation with an affortable price. Keep inmind what goes up and also coming down I cannot wait to see those day for Apple to close. Every dog have his day.
28. Shino (Posts: 195; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Yup, come on Shamshung, pay up! And think about copying next time. :)
32. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6443; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Why the hell you post this on here for? We already know the GREEDY CRY BABY FRUIT jwon the money already. why is this news?
38. huypaulha94 (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Personally, I love Apple and their products (minus the "S" versions)! I'm excited to see what's going on, but Apple needs to slow their roll on the lawsuits. I mean... why are you trying to monopolize the phone industry so much. Isn't it cool enough that your products are bought no matter what happens? I love my Android phones and they give me a TOTALLY different aspect of the phone world. I love y'all to death (Android and Apple) but damn... shut the hell up and let people buy what they want. As long as you make money! :D