Slavish copier Samsung appeals $539 million verdict for peddling Apple iPhone knockoffs

“The jury may have made a decision, but the fight isn’t over,” Lori Grunin and Stephen Shankland report for CNET. “Samsung asked a court last Thursday to either dismiss the judgement in its phone patent fight with Apple or retry the case in which the damages were decided. In a 34-page post-trial motion filed with the US District Court in San Jose, California, Samsung says the jury’s $539 million verdict is ‘excessive’ and not supported by the evidence.”

“Last month, a jury decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for infringing on five patents with Android phones it sold in 2010 and 2011,” Grunin and Shankland report. “Earlier trials determined that Samsung infringed on three Apple design patents, which describe how elements look, and two Apple utility patents, which describe how they work. The jury trial, held in May, determined damages for those violations. The vast majority — $533 million — was for the design patent infringements.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As expected from a writhing den of thieves without an original thought between them.

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

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

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Samsung said to copy Apple by axing 3.5mm headphone jack – December 6, 2016
Oh-so-innovative Samsung to unveil Jet Black Galaxy S7 next month – November 21, 2016
Now slavish copier Samsung looks to knock off Apple iPhone’s 3D Touch – November 14, 2016
Samsung’s patent application for smartwatch straps includes drawings of the Apple Watch – August 5, 2016
Slavish Apple copier Samsung debuts ‘Captured on Galaxy S7’ ad – June 17, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to debut knockoff of Apple’s phone upgrade program in South Korea – March 9, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to attempt to knock off Apple iPhone’s Live Photos – January 14, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to attempt to knock off Apple iPhone’s 3D Touch – December 14, 2015
Slavish Apple copier Samsung announces rose gold Galaxy Note 5 – October 15, 2015
Samsung can’t seem to stop mimicking Apple – May 4, 2015
Slavish copier Samsung in talks to launch Apple Pay knockoff – December 16, 2014
Samsung returns to mimicking Apple’s iPhone with chamfered metal-edged Galaxy Alpha – August 13, 2014
Samsung’s plastic, 32-bit Galaxy S5 has serious fingerprint sensor problems – May 6, 2014
Samsung’s new ad for Galaxy Gear stupidwatch slavishly copies Apple’s original 2007 iPhone ad (with video) – October 7, 2013
Samsung announces plastic Galaxy S4 ‘Gold Edition’ phone – September 25, 2013
Samsung slavishly copies Apple’s iPad mini with Galaxy Tab 3 (with photo) – July 23, 2013
9 ways Samsung has slavishly copied Apple over the years – July 14, 2013
Now Samsung copies Apple product rumors, said to be working on wristwatch device – March 19, 2013
Samsung’s new ‘Wallet’ bears striking resemblance to Apple’s Passbook – February 27, 2013
Korea JoongAng Daily: Samsung must stop slavishly copying Apple – September 3, 2012
South Korea reassesses its great imitator, Samsung – September 2, 2012
Is Samsung copying Apple’s patented earphones? It sure looks like it – September 8, 2012
Samsung mimics Apple product videos in Galaxy S III promo (with video) – August 24, 2012
Now slavish copycat Samsung attempts to knockoff Apple’s retail stores (with video) – August 23, 2012
Samsung: Shameless slavish copiers – August 13, 2012
Now Samsung slavishly copies Apple’s Mac mini – June 1, 2012
Samsung Mobile chief ‘designer’ denies that Samsung’s instinct is to slavishly copy Apple – March 23, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung shamelessly steals Apple’s iPhone 3G design – again – January 3, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung uses girl actress from iPhone 4S ad for Galaxy Tab 8.9 spot (with video) – January 2, 2012
Now Samsung’s slavishly copying Apple’s iPad television ads (with videos) – December 30, 2011
Judge: Can you tell me which is iPad and which is yours? Samsung lawyer: ‘Not at this distance your honor’ – October 14, 2011
Why are Apple’s icons on the wall of Samsung’s store? – September 24, 2011
Apple to Samsung: ‘Blatant copying is wrong’ – April 18, 2011
Apple sues Samsung for attempting to copy look and feel of iPhone, iPad – April 18, 2011
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008


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      1. And again, let’s not forget the sad participation of the UK Labour government in the Israel/US Neo-Con-Job invented Iraq war. If only the UK had more sense.

        [Note please that I’m a USA and UK dual citizen, so I get to bitch at both. :-Derek]

  1. I knew this would happen to Apple. They’ll be lucky to get any money from Samsung. It seems this case will go on endlessly without resolve as long as Samsung isn’t satisfied with the results.

    1. If and when they get paid it’ll come by way of dump trucks full of nickels. In South Korea, there is no shame in being a dirtbag. Matter of factly, they’re proud to be dirtbags 💩

    1. Hey ScamScum! I recently bought a 4K TV! I bought it at Best Buy! I coulda bought a ScamScum TV. But I didn’t, because they suck. I bought an LG TV (your SK arch rivals) and I LOVE it. So bite me. 😛 🤣

  2. ScamDung will eventually pay more in court fees than what they owe to Apple. Those bastards just need to put on their big girl panties, quit bitching, and pay up!!

  3. Samsung needs to be punished. They need to pay all lawyer fees from the first trial and every trial thereafter plus the salary of each Apple employee who had to be in court to testify along with full payment of the salary of each person in the jury as well as every single person who had to get out of work to come to the court for jury selection. We the people should not have to use our hard earned tax dollars on this kind of childish games.

  4. Does seem rather endless. They’ve already been to the US Supreme Court, so you’d think they were done, but it got remanded to US District Court, where the case had already been decided for Apple, the shouting was only about the amount. The jury gave Apple $539M, and now Samsung appeals the amount. One would think this is their last shot. Either the judge dismisses their appeal, or retries the award amount, but that is pretty much it.

  5. … Lawyers love it. Let us keep in mind that BLAME for years of delay reaching the $539 million verdict lies specifically on Judge Koh and her incompetence during the original trial.

    Justice deferred yet again. If Apple are really lucky, Samsung will be slapped with a HIGHER payment verdict due to their ridiculous appeal. It could happen! They certainly deserve it.

    Meanwhile… 💤

  6. Today, walking in the park to get my 10,000 steps in a saw a few piles of Samsung, why don’t some people clean up after their dogs. Do these people feel they are above everyone else so they leave their dogs Samsung behind for others to step in?

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