Those design elements were protected, prompting the jury to award Apple all the profits from sales of smartphones containing those features, Samsung lawyers said in their filing. Samsung's lawyers appealed the case, bringing down the compensation of $1 billion to $400 million in 2015 at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The retrial before before US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, isn't about whether the South Korean company infringed its rival's patents - jurors will be told Apple has won on that count.
CLEARLY BORED of doing minor updates to its product portfolio, Apple has made a decision to renew its patent spat with Samsung. An MIT professor, John Hauser, conducted a form of trade-off analysis to determine the value of individual features to customers. That said, Motorola did show off foldable phone concepts years ago so it may be closer to producing this phone than a mere patent reveal would suggest.
Samsung will argue Apple is only entitled to profits for "selling something of that shape, and not for the profits for selling the functionality that goes inside the shape", Risch said. If Samsung pays up, this could set a precedent that would affect how companies can be sued for patent infringements in the future. He added: 'That had a dramatic effect on Apple, and the compensation is therefore substantial'. For its part, Samsung is seeking some $7 million in damages for the two patents it claims Apple infringed in order to send a message that software patents are worth significantly less than Apple is suggesting.
Lee also used his opening statements to remind the jury of how revolutionary the original iPhone was when it came out in 2007.
If Samsung's profit from the infringing phones is calculated by component rather than the product as whole, Quinn said the company would pay the much lower price of $28,085,061.
Apple and Samsung are back in court over seven-year patent dispute
Samsung was ordered to pay a little more than a billion dollars in 2012, but that amount was later lowered to roughly $340 million.
The trial first erupted in 2011, just a year after Apple released the original iPhone 4. After Samsung agreed that it will pay some of the damages, Apply chose to move the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016.
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