Apple asks the Supreme Court to rule in its favor regarding computation of damages awarded by a jury

Apple asks the Supreme Court to rule in its favor regarding computation of damages awarded by a jury
Apple filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court today, related to the legal battles the company has had with rival Samsung over the last 5 years. Apple accused Samsung of infringing on a number of patents related to the Apple iPhone, and was awarded over $1 billion by a jury in August 2012. Over the subsequent years, the amount of the award was whittled down to $548 million which Samsung was ordered to pay to Apple last December.

Of that $548 million, $399 million is related to design patents that the jury said Samsung had infringed on. Apple's brief says that Samsung has not produced enough evidence to prove that damages awarded on a design patent infringement should be based on just one component, instead of the whole product. Apple's position would allow the jury to consider the total sales produced by a device in computing the damages owed to the plaintiff, even if only one component was found to have infringed on the patent. Samsung, of course, disagrees.

In its filing, Apple says that the Supreme Court has no reason to send the case back to a lower court for further action. Last month, the Department of Justice suggested that the Supreme Court remand the case back to District Court to see if a new trial is warranted.

source: Reuters

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85 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

When is this going to end? OMG, this is getting really stupid.

14. Carlitos

Posts: 664; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Honestly though I swear these patents being fought over were found to be invalid anyways so why is this continuing?

37. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because those judges and lawyers need to make some money, somehow :-/

46. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Ya lol lol your right, they need the $$$$

71. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's a pathetic way to earn cash.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why the court is still keeping this patent troll case open despite the evidence of apple's stolen patents and endless hypocrisy ( http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1si5DVX ), only the broken US patent system knows...

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Tumblr? As a source? Hmmmmmm........?????

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

As a source of other sources, if you actually dare to open your eyes....

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Charming response as always. Dude, you do realize that site is EXTREMELY biased right? It's like you've cited a white supremacist site on their thoughts regarding minorities. Do you honestly expect me to take such a site seriously? Wait....why am I wasting time explaining this to you? I already know your rebuttal, so it's pretty pointless. Just get over it man....American Court+American Company= Sorry Samsung :p. The world isn't fair, and neither is the legal system. I happen to think this whole thing is stupid on the part of both sides BTW.

11. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Very good point+1.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Dude, you do realize that site is EXTREMELY biased right" Someone doesn't know what Tumblr is. Here's a good place for you to start ( http://bfy.tw/4dbn ). Not even gonna bother reading further past that iDiotic statement...

20. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No, I wasn't referring to Tumblr! Be logical, the link you provided is nothing more than a "we hate Apple" purist board full nothing but Apple negatives. You honestly think that is a credible source of information?

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The sources they linked to and images they post backup their claims. Then again, you being you, just choose to remain iGnorant of the credible sources they're pointing to and paint it all as "HATERS"...

24. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If this were a Samsung article I doubt you'd be singing such a "righteous" tune. I didn't say they were wrong in the information they provided. However, when the message posted under your topic basically reads "We are here to expose the wrongs Apple has committed! Join us brethren!" not very many people are going to take you seriously.

25. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Provide links what Samsung are evil at. I will upload so many links about evil Apple.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sigh......there is no such f**king thing as an evil company!!!!!! What the actual hell is wrong with people! They exist to make money, not pander to poor people and hipsters! GET OVER IT! Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, MSFT, and Apple all have a Unitarian purpose of emptying your wallet. I swear it's like pulling teeth, come on. This isn't some Superman comic where Lex Luther yells "Muhahaha.....I will take Metropolis with my wealth!", reality doesn't work that way. Jesus, what have they been teaching you children?

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Point out any Samsung article showing Samsung being a hypocrite with proper evidence, I'd happily call them out on it, unlike you who proudly contours like a sheep to everything related to your divine apple. "We are here to expose the wrongs Apple has committed! Join us brethren!" Fancy way of interpreting "Our main mission here is to expose the Apple Reality Distortion Field". Keep making fancy excuses to turn a blind eye to the linked sources, ignorance is your only tool after all...

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You sound like a cultist selling me your "truth" with fancy rhetoric and name calling. Notice, I haven't claimed any of your points are unjustified. I simply don't give two s**ts either way, and do you know why? Because no matter what the judges rule, I win lol :p. If Samsung wins, Apple has to (and will) step up their game. If Apple wins, they establish their IP rights and get more pocket change to put into R&D. It's win win in my eyes.

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"I simply don't give two s**ts either way" Ok, then no point in replying, besides to express your butthurt. Feel free to simply STFU :)

38. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Look man, I hold no malice towards you are your preferences, so I'd appreciate it if you actually read what I wrote instead of jumping at your keyboard to reply as fast as possible. My "butthurt" (childish much?) is non-existent, mainly because: A) I'm pretty sure the evidence within those articles has already been used in court at some point. B) I win regardless of outcome. C) A few hundred million to Apple is few hundred to normal people. I may post what I please, how I please, when I please. Grow up and take a look at yourself fam' :).

45. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Look whose here? It's Darkkjedii the hypocrite troll, which you caught him trolling last week.

32. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Apple = Evil Those who say apple is not evil are those who work for Apple (not the laborer in China by the way). They are about optimal profit so they don't care health and safety for the laborer in China. If you buy apple product think what you are doing. You are spreading evil. You don't need apple product!!! They are just hype and image!!! If you buy apple products you are actually insulting your intelligent!!

40. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's sheer nonsense. That's like calling me evil for maximizing my profits. I do it because it's good business......not to take over Gotham or whatever.

34. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Apple is a bully company Apple never invented anything. Not the Mac, not the mouse UI, not the magsafe or webkit, and much less the touch screen cell phone or apps. All those existed years before the iPhone trash. But Apple was always a bully, forcing or trying to put others down using the absurd amount of extra cash for an equivalent product that naive (stupid?) Apple users pay. This extra money is used to start absurd lawsuits or lobby and copyright laws like "you are not allowed to change/ hack your own device" in the case of jailbreaking. That's because they invented a retail model not compatible with hackers... Then what they do? Change laws. Apple is the most evil company based on stupid Steve Jobs, who was dumb and a control freak bully. Https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=wFeC25BM9E0

62. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes because such title is suppose to change the fact of the information it has? PA tried to send Satu online the title to draw you there. Right? As long as the info is fact why does it matter? Oh wait...because it's about Apple...that's why. Lol

72. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You're better off ignoring Kiko007's nonesense.

5. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

What a POS Steve was. Not sad at all that he's not here to see the billion $ he has. Karma, hey,....? Do bad to others, pay for it.

57. peacetoallfellas

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

ur fanboyism towards shamesung is extreme u must be having a shamesung logo on ur forehead .

60. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have to agree with you and I am even a Samsung fan, but he/she is no worse than some iphone fanboys.

73. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Sounding like one of them immensely butthurt iSheeps; got no counter argument, must call them a fanboy. If pointing out crappIe's hypocrisy and evidence to back it makes me a Samsung fanboy in that your numbskull head, I'm fine with that, even if I haven't owned any Samsung Smartphones...

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