According to a statement issued by Apple emphasizes the verdict of living proof that Samsung has used its patents without it’s authorization and copied the design of the patents.
“We believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers. This case has always been about more than money. Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with the iPhone, and it is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design. It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple,” said Apple.
Apple accused Samsung of copying it’s five distinctive patents, three of which covers iPhone design while two covers different utilities. The three patents related to designing are US Patent No. D618,677, US Patent No. D593,087, and US Patent No. D604,305.
Apple versus Samsung lawsuit was started in 2012 (seven years ago) and currently in the third retrial. Apple was seeking A one billion in damage while Samsung on the other hands is willing to pay 28 million only for infringing on three patents.
According to Apple, Samsung has to pay $5,33,316,606 for the three design patents and $5,325,050 for the other two patents and there is a good chance that decision may be appealed for one more time.
What Samsung says:
According to Samsung, they already are counting on the other options, which means that the company may appeal against the ruling in near future. Samsung said that they will surely obtain an outcome that doesn’t restrict the creativity. Supreme court decision was already in the favour of Samsung in regard to patents that covers design.
Apple seeks a damage of $1.05 billion from Samsung for infringement of their five patents back in 2012, but the claimed amount was reduced shortly as was described as a miscalculation of complaint.
According to a Court ruling indicating, Samsung sold more than 15.3 million phones in 2010 and 2011 and violated five iPhone patents of whom Apple actually has won the trial for damages settled at $290 million, but Samsung once again appealed against the decision.
It seems that these legal proceedings may continue for a little longer between these two mobile manufacturing giants. However, Apple is continuously winning every retrial involving these patents.