Apple will be asking Judge Koh for tripling Samsung's fine to over $3 billion this Friday

Apple will be asking Judge Koh for tripling Samsung's fine to over $3 billion this Friday
Korea Times cites legal sources confirming for it that Apple will ask Judge Lucy Koh on the patent infringement hearing this Friday to up the damages rewarded by the jury against Samsung from $1.05 to over $3 billion.

This is allowed if a "willful infringement" is found, and the judge can easily triple the damages awarded to Apple, although it is debatable whether she will do so. She already upheld the injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but tripling the patent infringement fines request will likely go through some serious scrutiny first. A reliable senior legal source has commented on the upcoming Apple demand:



"Apple lawyers still believe Samsung should pull its popular Galaxy line of devices including smartphones and tablets from the United States and leave the market to proprietary handsets from Apple and Microsoft," said another source.

Samsung's lawyer John Quinn is reportedly going to ask the judge the exact opposite of tripling the damages, namely tossing the whole jury verdict out, and we'll see what happens Friday, as not only Samsung, but other Android manufacturers and Google, too, are waiting the trial outcome with bated breath.

source: KT

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88 Comments

2. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Breaking news : Apple has shifted their head quarters to district court of US ... gonna stop producing iproducts continuing with SUING as their only business and has appointed Judge Lucy Koh as their new CEO ...

62. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 2011

Doesn't Apple have enough money already? They're expected to sell over 5 million iPhones this weekend. They should be a political party. Democrat, Republican...Apple. Apple, we want your money and hate.

3. Rager099

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 06, 2009

If apple does not like the heat get out the kitchen. Suing the competition will not keep you cool for long...

4. Aeires unregistered

Completely not surprised, this falls directly in line with Apple's new legal philosophy. Apple, the nerd that became the new bully.

6. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Apple go to hell

73. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

and shove something in your Candy A$$. just completed this for you brother :)

75. stealthd unregistered

Fanboys: you first.

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Time to re program a tomahawk missile to the infinite loop

9. evil_slayer

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

10. jrandolf

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

revive bin laden then attack all the apple stores . :P

12. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Lol you had me cracking up bro

13. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

the one time I would like Bin Laden.

43. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Are you freaking kidding me? It's business. Why are ya'll taking this so serious. Apple and Samsung don't care about any of us and only want our money too. Stop defending them like they're your mother.

45. jrandolf

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

and why are you taking this seriously thou ? because you care to these companies ? :P

11. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

apple.....the only American company i can officially say I despise..

69. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The only thing American about them is their greed.

72. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

What do you mean? Apple products are manufactured overseas using foreign designed and manufactured parts, and their cash is stored overseas to avoid taxes. How is that not American?

16. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Bhehe! Oups, a daisy! Pardon, oups a samsung! :) I keep my fingers crossed for Apple to succeed! Every thief deserves the asian manufacurer's destiny. One billion was really too small fine for this, anyway.

25. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

"Good artists copy, great artists steal" OMFG, who is the true thief here? And stealing what? Rounded retangular or GUI of Xerox?

26. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

watch your words, apple have never had an original idea. all copied from other sources so the biggest thief is apple. and when there delusion bubble pops i hope other companys start playing apple at its own game

66. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Anyone else notice Apple's "new Do Not Disturb" feature? Hmm.... smells like Motorola's SmartActions to me. And I actually use this particular smart action. Pot, meet kettle.

65. THETECHTEAM

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Samsung makes the dang UI for apple that's something they don't tell the APPLE FANS!!! stupid

17. krypticsoul

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

Apple is scared now with their outdated OS...basically getting 'boring'. Samsung is way ahead of them. Apple should just go into the Sewing business, so they sue all day long...aaheoaheaohaoehoaheoahe. :)

19. jrandolf

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

when steve jobs died . apple only does is suing samsung for their nonsense accusation.

20. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

I can officially say that the iPhone id not reslly selling so they want to compensate for this loss ........

53. OnlyiPhone unregistered

@raphael007 what are you smoking they just sold 2 million preorders for the iPhone 5 and are probably about to sell also 10 million launch weekend if they can keep up with demand. That was the dumbest thing you could say they are not selling.

85. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

No , they sue because they fear Android. Apple is a very poor competitor. Sore loser I would say.

21. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

American Jury, American Justice.

86. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

We don't have real justice in our courts anymore. it's all favoritism.

23. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Apple can suck ****. I have an iPad but this is ridiculous I'm starting to hate apple everyday!!!!! Samsung FTW!!!!!!!

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