Google, Facebook and others file briefs on behalf of Samsung's Supreme Court filing

Google, Facebook and others file briefs on behalf of Samsung's Supreme Court filing
Samsung is trying to get the Supreme Court to hear its case involving the Apple patent suits by framing them in a way that makes it an important issue that needs to be decided by the Justices. Samsung's argument is that the whole patent system is from an older time when a product as technologically complex as a smartphone could not even be fathomed.

It would only make sense that the possibility of real reform in the patent system would draw in other tech companies. Thus, companies like Google, Facebook, Dell, and HP have filed amicus briefs backing Samsung's filing with the Court. If there is one thing that scares the hell out of tech executives, it is having their company embroiled in a patent suit. If Samsung and friends can convince the Supreme Court to hear the case, it could be the first step taken toward a much needed reform of U.S. patent laws.

Samsung claims that it is impossible for a 12 member jury to understand the complexities of the patent laws, especially as it pertains to modern devices like the smartphone and tablet. Not only is the company looking to kickstart reform in the actual written laws, it also wants changes in the way damages are awarded by the same jury that could barely understand the testimony presented in such cases.

Last month, Samsung said that it would pay a court-ordered $548 million to Apple to cover the damages awarded to the latter in the first patent trial between the two tech giants. The payment was made with the provision that Apple would reimburse its rival under certain unknown conditions.

source: SlashGear

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9 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, they can try but likely won't succeed. If CISPA and their TPP agreement show one thing it is that the US is intent on doing economics through monopolies and the easiest way to do that is the current broken patent system worldwide. So good luck getting them to change the one thing they are absolutely intent on abusing.

2. BlueForce

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

I will still always buy Samsung phones, they are the best. I wouldn't use an apple pos if they gave me whatever for free and paid my monthly bill. Just awful phones. I hope apple gets crushed.

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

They have always been best in hardware wize and now ever since they made overalls to touchwiz and that they kicked their software side way up

5. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Same here. I really did tried my best to used my iPhone 6, but I cant help but to go back to samsung. I'm waiting for the s7 edge.

4. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

This is a American fascism.... Sorry but apple is being a bitch at this point. Apple and their lobbyists are doing whatever they can to shamelessly destroy samsung in the court when they cant do that in the market. Apple, sue all the other manufaturers that 'copied' your design. Oh you wont because samsung is the only one that can f**k you up in sales.

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Because Sammy isn't a company which Apple can manipulate. Apple just wants to destroy the competition to rule alone.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I wish Samsung would tell apple to go f**k them selfsame and not sale sh!t to apple. But I know they have to, it business. Samsung also need to sue apple for things they have copied but Samsung is not as low as Apple.

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Samsung has counter-sued Apple too, but without much success like Apple's sueing over Samsung.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Apple may not pay all their taxes but the sure know who to pay to get the people on their side.

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