Apple after $2.5 billion and $30 per unit sold by Samsung
As you know Apple and Samsung are in battle over patent infringement, and apparently Apple is after lining their coffers with a substantial amount of bucks in damages, as the fruity firm believes old Sammy has cost them $500 million in profits along with $25 million in ‘reasonable royalty’ damages.
According to the guys over at Apple Insider, by way of FOSS Patents, Apple files a brief in court ahead of the trial that is expected to begin on the 30th of this month, and apparently Apple claims that Sammy has been ‘unjustly enriched’ by an undisclosed amount; however it is presumed that figure is 2 billion bucks, and this is how Apple came up with a combined total in damages of $2.525 billion.
The biggest slice of that figure is related to Sammy’s alleged infringement of Apple gear design, with the iOS device makers saying they are entitled to 24-bucks per unit sold by Samsung that infringes on Apple design patents or trade dress rights.
However, apparently Apple is after significantly less for their tech software patents, for which they believe they are entitled to $2.02 per Samsung unit in royalties for the ‘overscroll bounce’ patent, along with $2.02 per device for the ‘tap to zoom and navigate’ patent, and $3.10 per unit for the ‘scrolling API’ patent.
However apparently the brief suggests that Apple would rather not grab the royalty payments from Sammy, but would rather Samsung work around Apple’s patent inventions.
In hopes to come to some agreement before the trial starts, last week Apple’s Tim Cook met with Samsung’s Choi Gee-Sung, but an agreement couldn’t be reached on patent worth. Intellectual property expert Florian Muller believes that both Apple and Samsung will eventually come to an out of court agreement.
But the filing says that Apple looks forward to the trial, as it will validate their intellectual property right, and that Samsung has to play by the rules, and invent its own stuff, and this ‘flagrant and massive infringement’ has to stop.
So there you go, Apple is again looking to bolster the Apple coffers with a very large bundle of bucks, whether Apple will be successful remains to be seen.