Samsung's patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung v is almost over. A jury is expected to announce Mday whether the first Android builder owes Apple $ 1 billi to copy the design of the iPhone.
In 2007, before the release of the very first iPhone, Apple asked for a number of design patents the shape of its upcoming smartphe. The iPhone maker filed a complaint in 2011 that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and other devices were violating its patents. Apple v Samsung has been since then.
A jury in 2012 ruled that Samsung infringed its rival's patents and awarded Apple $ 1.05 billi. But the Supreme Court decided in 2016 that this figure was too high. A new jury has spent last week hearing arguments from both companies, and will propose a new amount for damages.
Apple v Samsung: awarding damages
In this case, Samsung has not been able to argue does not infringe Apple's patents. That was decided in 2012. All the Korean company could do was try to cvince the jury that the patents are not very important, and therefore ly pay $ 28 milli.
Apple, the other hand, argued that three design patents and two utility patents are fundamental. He wants to get as much damages as the original $ 1 billi.