“Apple is making its case Tuesday for why it believes it deserves most of the $400 million in damages that is at issue in a partial retrial of last year’s patent infringement case with Samsung,” Ina Fried reports for AllThingsD. “Apple argues it is due $379 million for the products at issue, while Samsung has maintained it should only have to pay $52 million.”
“Apple lawyer Bill Lee said that both sides agree that Samsung sold 10.7 million infringing phones during the time at issue in the case, generating $3.5 billion in revenue,” Fried reports. “‘No one is trying to take all of their revenues away,’ Lee said. ‘We have asked for approximately 10 percent of what they collected for infringing our products.'”
“He also rejected as ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ the contention that Samsung could have easily and quickly designed around Apple’s patents if it had to. ‘But they didn’t,’ Lee contended,” Fried reports. “Lee wrapped up by extolling the virtues of the patent system and saying Apple deserved to be compensated for its innovations. ‘Apple sat in those rooms and they invented,’ Lee said. ‘They took an enormous risk.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
Closing arguments in Apple v. Samsung retrial – November 19, 2013