In opening statements in a California federal damages trial, an eight-member jury was told by Apple lawyers that Samsung owes it more than $1 billion.
In 2012, a jury found that "all three of Apple's software patents on the iOS user interface were valid and infringed by a long list of Samsung devices, that Apple design patents were valid and infringed by several Samsung phones, and that Apple's trade dress on the iPhone and iPhone 3G were diluted by several Samsung phones", according to The Verge.
Two expert witnesses, called by Apple, testified to the sums being reasonable. Apple lawyer Bill Lee said in court that Samsung profited to the tune of $1 billion just by violating Apple's design patents. 'It's a particularly significant period for Samsung to have been infringing, ' Vellturo said, given this is the point the customer enters such an ecosystem.
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.
The multibillion-dollar legal war between Apple and Samsung over patents has crossed a certain limit on this Monday! Samsung might have to pay for the whole device or for the infringed components. Expert Michael Wagner is expected to offer evidence of how much Apple spends on items such as screen glass to help calculate damages. "They are entitled to profits only on [infringing] components, not the entire phone". The scope of Apple's design patents "are so very narrow" he said. The first of which, is the US Patent No. D618,677 which centers around the black, rectangular, round-cornered front of the iPhone. However, after a 2013 retrial and other appeals, the financial damages were reduced, Bloomberg reported. Whereas Samsung is fighting that it should give a lesser value for a portion of the iPhone's value.
The Supreme Court agreed with this in 2016, saying that damages would have to be proportionate to the specific parts on the phone that were copied, rather than profit made from the entire product. It "does not exist apart from, and can not be separated from, the infringing Samsung phones."Koh will let Kare and other Apple experts cite evidence from the first trial of Samsung's deliberate copying of the iPhone design".