Apple vs Samsung Patent Battle Resumes Today: What You Need To Know

By Alexandra Burlacu | Dec 06, 2012 12:45 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Samsung and Apple just can't stay away from the courthouse, and the two tech giants are now back in the ring over Samsung's $1.05 billion fine.

The $1.05 billion marks one of the highest awards ever given in a patent case, but Apple is still not satisfied. While Samsung hopes to overturn the patent verdict or at least reduce the sum, Apple is looking to add at least another half-billion dollars to that amount, and also get a couple of dozen older Samsung products banned in the United States.

Follow us

The high-profile trial between the two tech giants took place back in August, and saw Apple win significant damages from Samsung, as the South Korean company was found to infringe the iPhone maker's patents.

Samsung is not only arguing that many of Apple's patents should have never been awarded to begin with, but also that the damages award was not correctly calculated, and the jury foreman was biased.

Samsung, obviously uneasy with the California court's decision, is seeking to have the verdict overturned, arguing that the jury foreman acted with "deliberate dishonesty" during jury selection.

The South Korean company is claiming that Velvin Hogan "deliberately concealed information" about a lawsuit he had been involved in two decades ago. That lawsuit was against Seagate, of which Samsung owns 10 percent, and was allegedly the reason Hogan filed for bankruptcy.

"Mr. Hogan's failure to disclose the Seagate suit raises issues of bias that Samsung should have been allowed to explore in questioning," Samsung argued in an October filing to the court.

Consequently, Samsung will ask the court to reduce the amount of damages, and the company can further continue to argue its case in the U.S. appellate courts. Meanwhile, Apple is asking the court to increase the amount in damages, claiming that Samsung should pay even more for allegedly "willful" infringement.

Moreover, Apple is also asking the court to ban some of Samsung's smartphones, including the latest Galaxy S3 flagship handset. The hearing on Thursday, Dec. 6, is also expected to unravel some details regarding the recent patent settlement between Apple and HTC.

The case will be heard by San Jose District Judge Lucy Koh for now, but Samsung is expected to take the case to the federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and possibly even to the Supreme Court. 


Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Conversation

What's inside your iPhone? Apple Acknowledges iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Differences in Battery Life
The Facebook Privacy Hoax is at it Again
Xioami is Being Probed for Misleading Consumers in China
Apple wins Appeals Court Ruling Against Samsung
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
No to Dislike button, Yes to Emojis Tests on Faceook’s New Emojis Should Help Refine the Like Button
Jack Dorsey returns as Twitter’s CEO
The Facebook Privacy Hoax is at it Again
Apple Launches iOS 9 Today

Most Popular

Copyright © 2015 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps