Samsung focuses on Apple's FaceTime as it goes on the offensive in patent trial

Samsung focuses on Apple's FaceTime as it goes on the offensive in patent trial
After hearing Apple attack it in court for infringing on its patents, and then defending itself against these claims, it is now Samsung's turn at the plate. The Korean manufacturer rested its defense on Monday and now goes on the offensive. Samsung claims that Apple illegally used a pair of its patents and is seeking $6 million in damages from its chief rival.

Samsung claims that Apple's FaceTime feature seen on the Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4s and Apple iPhone 5, infringes on a Samsung patent related to the compression of video. This patent was purchased from its inventors in 2011, for $2.2 million.

 The second patent that Samsung claims that Apple infringed on, deals with the media gallery app used on the iPhone. Samsung had purchased a patent from Hitachi that covers the "recording and reproduction" of digital images and speeches.

Closing arguments are scheduled for next Monday and the jury could start deliberations that very day. Apple is seeking $2.2 billion from Samsung, claiming infringement on five of its patents.

source: TheGuardian

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21 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Eat that you Apple b*tch! says Sammy :P LOL, this trial es like a soap opera. I'd die to be there at court and hear what is going on first hand ha ha ha ha

2. BCMWorld

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

iFruit, the greatest thief...

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

oh FFS please stop this madness!

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

icourt will be favouring apple, for sure... lets see if any miracle happen on monday

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

and there iBribe will help them,,,,,

5. express77 unregistered

Sammy wont won. It will be: 1) Judge will say patent has not been infringed. 2) Patent will be invalidated. 3) Vetoed. Sammy may be fined instead for patent trolling maybe.

6. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i hope not if this happens then america will be seen has idiotica who are only in himself .. egoistic .. no offence but this is what i think

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Will be seen?? already seen, I think

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Samsung - 2 patents...seeks $6 million. Apple - 5 patents....seeks $2.2 billion Samsung claims its patent is used in Face Time....where Apple patents include slide to unlock, auto correct or select? Cant remember now....and 3 others I dont even care to look up. And people wonder why there is hate for Apple.... If you were to add 3 more patents for Samsung...it would still probably come under $20-$30 million for Samsung. I would be willing to bet many, many iPhone users bought an iPhone for Face Time vs slide to unlock....and whatever other patents Apple is suing over. Take a wild guess how this is gonna turn out. ...

20. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Rounded corners, and a display covered in glass.

9. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Comedy gold at its finest! Apple buys patent and sues competitor = Damn you Apple patent troll! Samsung buys patent and sues competitor = Damn you Apple patent troll! Samsung is the best! We love Samsung...we worship Samsung.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nice try iboy

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

LMFAO iBoy

11. willard12 unregistered

Samsung is counter-suing, not suing. This is in court because Apple brought it.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

What Samsung is doing is called....defense....after Apple went on the....offensive.... When did Motorola decide to sue MS....Exactly. When did HTC try to sue Apple... Exactly. Nice try tho.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17132; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The comedy is Samsung suing for something major like Facetime for only 6 million, while Apple is suing for trivial things like slide to unlock (which they stole) and asking 2 billion.

12. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I can imagine Face time VS slide to unlock!!! hahaha that equals to all funny patents Apple is suing Samsung over.

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

The facetime feature makes me laugh......i could make videocalls with my old phone more than 12 years ago and yes it was a Symbian device. When apple indroduced facetime they pretended that it was their invention/innovation haha.......stupid apple.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

and all there fans believe this, that appple was the first

16. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I like how the tech media NEVER missed to mention "purchased" when it's about Samsung. ROTFL.

21. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Changing the name of a feature and then calling it their innovation. What a load of B.S.

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