Samsung urges U.S. appeals court to overturn $120 million patent verdict for Apple

“Samsung Electronics Co Ltd urged a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to find that a jury in 2014 should not have made the South Korean company pay nearly $120 million to Apple Inc for infringing three patents,” Andrew Chung reports for Reuters.

“Apple’s ‘quick links’ patent, which accounts for more than $98 million of the damages award, was the main focus in Samsung’s latest effort to overturn major court victories by the U.S. technology company over the past two years,” Chung reports. “Apple’s lawyer, William Lee, told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, the nation’s top court specializing in patent issues, that the jury’s verdict was supported by ‘substantial evidence.'”

“In a separate lawsuit, Samsung on Dec. 14 paid Apple $548.2 million, part of what it owes for infringing different patents and designs of the iPhone,” Chung reports. “Samsung is continuing to fight that case by appealing part of the judgment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Another trial on further damages will be held in March.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Ah, the expediency of the “justice” system.

Yet, despite the half a decade of meandering and delay and all the rampant theft then and now, Apple has all of the good customers anyway: Apple’s iPhone owns 92% of smartphone industry’s profits.

It’s best not to mess with karma. — Steve Jobs

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

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