Samsung miffed that Apple is seeking 'vastly greater damages' for the patent infringement case retrial

Samsung miffed that Apple is seeking 'vastly greater damages' for the patent infringement case retrial
This coming November is scheduled to see damages retrial in the epic Apple vs Samsung patent infringement case. Samsung is now seeking to postpone this schedule, in an effort to find more proof for Judge Koh to stay the case, and put a damper on Apple's efforts to add more money to the verdict.

One of the arguments is that Apple is looking for "vastly greater damages" now, compared to the roughly $1 billion awarded to it by the jury last August. This is by no means a small amount of money, yet is actually just 40% of what Apple originally requested as damages. In the motions and appeals following the trial, the judge upheld roughly $650 million in damage awards, leaving roughly $400 million up for grabs on the retrial, which can be increased or lowered by the jury.

Unfortunately, Apple's damage expert passed away during the process, and Cupertino now has a new expert, who filed a damage report of her own, which she allegedly deems comfortable defending in court, and which Samsung started hating on right away:


All in all, good news for Apple so far in trying to squeeze some more money out of this high-profile patent infringement case against Samsung. and we are all ears for the next moves by the Koreans while trying to wiggle out of the retrial as scheduled.

source: FOSSPatents

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31 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

"All in all, good news for Apple" Yet apple can copy android in io6 without repercussions, makes me sick

6. zero1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

I hate apple and their Igarbage 5 They should stop doing that to Samsung and start developing their Ibitch 5s to make it better than the s4 Apple only cares about how to get money.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All businesses only care about how to get money. That's the dumbest thing you could say, products are improved to get money, competition is intensified to get money. The larger your consumer base, the more money you make. Boy that was a dumb comment.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

the devil is in the details. karma is a bitch we will see Apple crumble in their own doing soon enough.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok dude lol

30. zero1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

R u Igarbage fan go find itself life

12. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Ignore the apple fanboy

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ignore the android fanboy

25. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Having a b**** fit on PhoneArena are we?

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why would Samsung be miffed about the retrial making it's way on the bills.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. I think Samsung is well prepared for this trial.

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Apple will lose, come 2015 they will join Blackberry. They need the lawsuits as, it will be their only revenue stream very soon.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure pap we feel you

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, if it's not Mr Pōtātō Head?! You can "feel me" all you want but, I don't swing [that] way.

4. zero1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

I hate apple and their Igarbage 5 They should stop doing that to Samsung and start developing their Ibitch 5s to make it better than the s4 Apple only cares about how to get money.

29. stealthd unregistered

I hate your garbage spammy comments.

5. zero1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

I hate apple and their Igarbage 5 They should stop doing that to Samsung and start developing their Ibitch 5s to make it better than the s4 Apple only cares about how to get money.

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

For some reason, I think you're on Sprint or one of its' many MVNO's??

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple should sue Samsung for every dime it can get, and Samsung should counter sue apple for every dime it can get. That's the way of big business, capitalizing off your enemies. Let the judge handle her duties, that's what it will come down to.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But the thing is if Apple is going to "make up" reasons ton get more money, then that's where it becomes a little out of hand... But nonetheless, I want to see what happens in November.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think they'll both play hardball Smurf

26. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Yeah, OK to a point... however the majority of these trials around the world have gone against the company filing the lawsuit. So in reality the suits have not been warranted and so a waste of the court systems time - I'm sure there are far more serious cases they could be dealing with instead. Sure, in business you look for anyway to get advantage over your rivals, so if a lawsuit lets you to push them out of your market space (through product injunctions) then that's what they'll try. I just wish they'd all spend these billions instead on bringing further TRUE innovations to the market and let the better products speak for themselves. ....Oh sorry, I think that's called 'Free Market Economy' which clearly has become a dirty word in the Apple camp.

31. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Except that these lawsuits only affect the consumers in the end. All company costs and expenses are passed on to us. These cases tie up he courts... courts which operate on taxpayer money. So again, the people are paying for these suits in yet another way. Also, with these cases taking up time on court dockets, it prevents more deserving cases from being heard. The bottom line is that the only group that really benefits from these suits are lawyers.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to read gadget80's comment.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol me too. I'm surprised XperiaDroid hasn't raided the comment section so far.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know huh lol

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

woah.. and here u still support a Company that SUES/BANS others and doesn't like too compete.

20. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

American people always takes their country's side no matter what.. whether it is right or wrong, they always trying to grab some money from other inferior countries. But at the same time keeping biased unions such as UN, they are talking about world peace and equality. Korea is a emerging country. It is not near to America's budget even in dreams. But most of the Americans including this tech are trying to crush the emerging nations unfairly and trying to play one sided game here. But sadly no chance for that now. Because lots of small nations are emerging and they will soon surpass the US dominance fairly and competitively. I find it very annoying to read this kind or articles. Shame on you PA...

27. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

Please do not make such broad and all encompassing comments. I am American, and I DO NOT support Apples claims. There are many of us that do not. Just as there are many people in other countries that do. I support competition. It's best for the consumer. That's why I also hope that HTC has found their way back to prominence. So, please keep the prejudice, and sabre rattling to yourself.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple is just plan GREEDY and I'm sure they still haven't recived the patent fees from the last case. And Samsung is right only way for Apple too remain number one is too take all the billions from Samsung. This shows u how greedy and imcompitent Apple is too competition

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