“A California jury will begin deliberating on Tuesday how much money Samsung should pay to Apple for the infringement of several patents in multiple models of Samsung smartphones,” Martyn Williams reports for IDG News Service. “Apple wants just under $380 million, but Samsung is arguing it shouldn’t pay more than $52 million.”
“A lawyer for Apple, Bill Lee, asked jurors to put themselves in the shoes of Steve Jobs and other Apple employees who ‘went to work before the sun came up and went home after it set’ when working on the iPhone. He told them how Jobs took a risk and ‘bet the company’ on the iPhone,” Williams reports. “Lee also reminded the jury of several key Apple exhibits: internal Samsung documents including one from Samsung mobile chief JK Shin that asked engineers to ‘make something like the iPhone.'”
Williams reports, “Samsung argued the patents in question cover just a few areas of design and do nothing on their own to influence the buying decisions of consumers, so the money it pays should be much lower. ‘These patents are very narrow,’ said Samsung attorney Bill Price. ‘Apple doesn’t own beautiful and sexy.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, yes they do. That much is plain for all to see.
Williams reports, “The jury needs to come up with detailed infringement figures for each patent and each phone. They have been supplied with two calculators to help their deliberations.”
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