Apple and Samsung are going through one another in a California courtroom again for a 3rd trial involving the identical set of 5 patents. Apple was initially awarded $1.05bn in 2012 after a jury discovered the South Korean agency had infringed several of the iPhone’s innovations.
Talking in regards to the newly began trial, the core situation between the 2 firms is whether or not the damages ought to be based mostly on the full worth of the gadget, or whether or not Samsung should pay a price based mostly simply on the weather of the cellphone that it copied. The present dispute is over roughly $400 million that Samsung was ordered to pay in damages over the design patent infringement.
In the meantime, the patent trial which kicked off yesterday with jury choice was proved so tough to search out unbiased jurors that selecting eight of them from the 74 candidates took an nearly entire day. When the jurors have been lastly chosen, US District Decide Lucy Koh warned them they couldn’t talk about their very own units throughout breaks.
It should be famous that Jurors should persist with the earlier judgment that Samsung copied three design patents regarding the look of the unique iPhone, and two utility patents involving its pinch-to-zoom characteristic and bounce-back scrolling impact. They usually can solely argue upon the quantity that Samsung has to pay Apple.
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