Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung over iPhone patents

Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud

Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud

Samsung attorney John Quinn held up components to the jury, emphasizing that each was its own article of manufacture and that there are "hundreds of articles of manufacture inside a phone". Samsung's lawyers appealed the case, bringing down the compensation of $1 billion to $400 million in 2015, arguing that component design could be just a small part of a smartphone whose technologies involve more than 2,00,000 patents. The companies on Monday will replay a battle that started in 2011.

The launch of the iPhone was a pivotal moment for Apple, he said.

Apple released the iPhone 4 eight years ago in 2010. However, Apple may still be able to convince the jury that the devices would not have been marketable without the infringing designs and therefore the phones as a whole should be considered the relevant article.

But senior director of design at Apple Richard Howarth argues Samsung "blatantly ripped off" the iPhone's design with its early Galaxy phones.

It's not the first time Apple has made this argument in court. The retrial will not be looking at any new evidence, but will instead be considering what has already been argued in previous hearings.

Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud

Apple's lawyer Bill Lee has said that Samsung made a profit of around $1 billion by violating the company's design patents which Samsung is of the view that it should only be made to pay the amount it made by violating the specific patents and not the entire profits of the devices through which these patents were infringed.

Apple has described how the iPhone and overall product design became embedded in the company's DNA.

The third covers the graphical UI demonstrating the design of applications on its home screen.

Samsung was ordered to pay over a billion dollars to Apple, but that amount was later lowered to roughly $340 million. There's no doubt that Samsung will have to pay Apple something, but exactly how much it will pay remains anyone's guess. Following a 2013 retrial on damages, the number was revised down to $930 million.The Federal Circuit threw out $382 million of the verdict that was related to trade dress and Koh entered judgment for $548 million.But the U.S. Supreme Court upset all that in 2016 by ruling that Apple might not be entitled to all of the profits earned on Samsung's infringing smartphones. It argues that customers were not only buying its handsets because of the design, but also due to their "functionality".