Illustrati of the 087 patent of Apple
The procedure began with Samsung's expert witness, accountant Michael J. Wagner, questied about the Korean technology giant's accounting practices, according to tweets from CNET ] Correspding Stephen Shankland .
Specifically, during a cross-examinati, Apple's advisor, Bill Lee, asked Wagner if Samsung was balancing its sheets by accounting for profits from frt-end windows, glasses, and other smart phe compents. Wagner said "no" to everye. With his line of questis, Lee has sought to prove that Samsung also believes, by its accounting practices at least, that an item of manufacture is an entire phe, not its individual parts.
Samsung made $ 3.3 billi the sale of 8.6 milli smartphes found to have violated Apple's design patents, Wagner said. This sum, however, takes into csiderati the entire device, not specific compents which it has been found that they have infringed Apple's intellectual property.
It is this disagreement, the legal term "article of manufacture", which is central in the case of Apple.
In the United States, damages in patent lawsuits are awarded the basis of profits made or other financial gains made by a manufactured article. Before Apple v ….