The retrial for the 7-year-old design patent suit between Samsung and Apple will commence Monday in California, local time. "Samsung recognized they had a crisis of design and in 4 months- 4 months-came up with the infringing phones".
Apple is seeking profits which have been made on the entire phone.
Apple is seeking about $1 billion in damages from Samsung for the violation of five separate patents, three of which are design-related. Apple has disputed that while it's a much of money, "Samsung violated millions and millions and millions of times". Expert Michael Wagner is expected to offer evidence of how much Apple spends on items such as screen glass to help calculate damages.More news: Trump's Iran move reminds some of run-up to Iraq war
The two hi-tech behemoths went to court over the designs that have now become commonplace on most popular smartphones, with a court ruling in 2012 in favor of Apple.
Samsung attorneys, according to Bloomberg, argued this week that the damages should be paid based exclusively based on three "narrow" design patents - which would amount to $28 million.
Samsung is asking the jury to limit damages to just $28 million, while Apple is asking for $1 billion. "Samsung might want to say just because you have a design doesn't mean you own the world".More news: Trump lists reimbursement to Michael Cohen; ethics office says disclosure was required
Had Apple not released the iPhone, it anxious that mobile carriers could easily make the iPod obsolete by adding music to their phones, which served as a "gigantic threat" to the company and its mainstay media player. In its opinion, lower courts should not always consider that the end product is the "relevant article of manufacture" in patent infringement cases. This verdict has resulted that Samsung needs to give $930 million to Apple.
Samsung Electronics Co is trying again to chip away at Apple Inc's long-ago $1 billion victory in their legal fight over smartphone technology - by disassembling the iPhone. "It is one, very specific ornamental design."Samsung also wanted to argue that no damages should be awarded for about 1 million of the phones in question because they're cased in white plastic, rather than black".
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Previously Samsung was found guilty of infringing three design patents. especially the front and rear look of the original iPhone's body. But she's blocked Apple's argument that the phones should be viewed from the perspective of a "designer of ordinary skill in the art", saying there's no basis for importing the "person of ordinary skill in the art" to the design context.