Apple asks for $2.5 billion from Samsung to cover amount it "unjustly enriched itself" by

Apple asks for $2.5 billion from Samsung to cover amount it
.Apple has finally put a price tag on the the patent infringement court battle it has been waging against Samsung. In a filing made to a District Court in California, Apple asks for $2.525 billion from the Korean based manufacturer, arguing that Samsung had unjustly profited by that amount from the sales of its Galaxy devices. Apple claims that the Galaxy line copies the look and feel of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. The Cupertino based firm said it has lost $500 million in profits itself from Samsung's alleged patent infringements.

Additionally, Apple says that it is entitled to over $25 million for "reasonable royalty damages" for the remaining amount of Samsung's sales and lost Apple earnings that the iPhone manufacturer cannot get back from the courts. And Apple might be able to raise the stakes as the law provides for triple damages in some situations where it can be proved that there was a willful disregard of the patents.

Apple broke down the amount it is demanding for each unit allegedly infringed upon, by the particular patent involved. $2.02 per unit for each Samsung model that infringed on the overbounce scroll patent, $3.18 for the scrolling API patent, $2.02 for tap to zoom, and $24 for the use of Apple's design patents. On the other hand, in case Samsung prevails on any of its counter claims, Apple is demanding that Samsung receive no more than $.0049 per unit for each infringed patent.

The trial is set to start July 30th as both firm's CEOs, Apple's Tim Cook and Samsung's Choi Gee-sung, met in an unsuccessful attempt to work out a solution to the world wide legal battles between the two firms.

source: FOSSPatents



1. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Harsh... In the end their legal fees will well outweigh any litigation even if it ends up in their favor.

19. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Apple recently patent the word "wife" Now u'll be sued by Apple Inc for calling ur wife wife.

67. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Legal representatives have stated the word 'bife' has been deemed acceptable by apple to be used as an alternative

69. warriorbeats

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

thats stupid

56. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Apple never lost profit by Galaxy line tablets. Judge Koh is crazy by Apple money paid to her in bribe.

2. schecter7

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

LMAO - that's some funny sh*t right there.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Especially the part that Sammy's patents IN TOTAL are worth only 1/2 of 1 penny.... And people wonder why Sammy is fighting Apple. At this point, Sammy has no choice but to challenge the validity of every patent that Apple is trying to assert. Apple is just being a PIG.

79. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

These are very basic features and are available on almost every smartphone. Apple strategy - take down the greatest rival and others will submit without fighting. Please Apple try sueing nokia - microsoft and then you will get lessons about true patents in telecommunications and smartphones.

62. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

All I can say after wow. It is beyond funny. Borderline hysterical....

3. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

So you think if Apple is awarded 2 billion, the legal fees will outweigh that?

10. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Ok I exaggerated lol. I honestly don't think that they're even in this for the money anymore. Sure it's 2 billion which is still unfathomable to most people, but to a company as big as Apple I just don't see what they'd get out of it. They're worth over $600 billion. They just want the victory over Samsung that gives them the bragging rights that the courts decided that Samsung copied from Apple.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what are they getting out of it? They are basically suing for every penny samsung has ever made on the galaxy line-- quite literally. Like everything else , apple is overreaching hoping to scare competition into submission.

23. cptbeatstix

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

Thus is the vicious cycle business. When someone's product rivals yours, you do whatever it takes to stay in first. The only difference with this situation is that Apple is taking on almost every android manufacturer to try to remain king of phone and tablet sales. Honestly, Sammy thankfully has other amazing products (i.e. Fridges, washers and dryers) to keep them afloat. Just wait until Apple tries to sue Microsoft, they will be pummeled into the ground by a real Communications giant.

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

those are not the same company. Samsung is a conglomerate of a dozen or more separate companies or "arms". Samsung electronics, construction ,ship making, mobile/display, ect are all separate pieces that dont profit share with each other. The samsung "hub" might have access to all, but thats about it. Also, samsung's mobile electronic business is by far its most profitable. Cutting off that arm is a serious blow to samsung.

57. cptbeatstix

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

But, I don't think it's going to kil Samsung off as a whole. I do stand corrected on the "arm" sense of the company.

72. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple don't have the guts to sue M$. M$ is no push over and Apple knows it. They playing my enemy's enemy is my friend card.

74. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

What the hell are you talking about?? Are you saying that Samsung is a pushover? Evidently not. Apple has no reason whatsoever to go after Microsoft at this point in time since Windows has to this point been unsuccessful in the mobile phone/tablet market. Maybe if Microsoft makes a serious statement with Windows(phone) 8, Apple will consider what moves they'll make up to go after Microsoft.

87. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

That is because M$ owns half of Apple! Remember when Apple was about to go under / bankrupt and and Jobs came back as CEO? Jobs talked to Gates and borrowed a boat load of $$$ to save Apple Inc. This is the main reason why Apple will never sue Microsoft.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Apple claims that the Galaxy line copies the look and feel..." How it is possible to copy a feel ? Does Apple have patents for a feelings ? :D

24. cptbeatstix

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

Apple has feelings?

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If greed counts as a feeling, then yes.

33. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Luxury products get copied all the time. Just go to mainland China, the land of knockoffs -- these knockoff artists are experts in copying the look and feel of any luxury product. Have you looked into the Rolex -- that is one great example of a product where its look and feel is being copied.

78. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Hey Ardent, comparing Samsung to knock off artists making fake Rolexes shows the world how much you lack the capicity for intelligent thought.

35. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

ifans talk about how cheap Samsung devices feel compared to apples... So how is this copying?!

37. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

In the amount the Samsung phones copies the iPhone look and feel, The iPhone copies the look and feel of half the HTC Windows Mobile 6.5 phones that were out a year before the first iPhone. I am really surprised MS hasnt taken on Apple, after all the crap they gave MS for being a "monopoly". Whos acting like a "monopoly" now..?

5. ilia1986 unregistered

LOL this is really funny. It's as if Hitler were to demand 2.5 billion dollars for the damage the US caused during the second world war. And yes, the reference is intentional.

6. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

Unreal! Just to clarify for Apple...I have a VZW wife has a VZW Gnex does not look or feel anything like her piece of $h*t!

7. ekia007

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Never heard of a story on Apple lost 2.5 billion because of Samsung. All the articles is about Apple is breaking record on selling iPhone and iPad. Such a ridiculous amount to ask from Samsung. If I were a Judge, I will immediately reject their filing. Non sense at all!!! Greedy Tim Cook!!!

63. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

E x a c t l y.

8. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yeah... im done. complete nonsense.

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