Home Your IT Mobility Apple smashes Samsung, in court
Apple smashes Samsung, in court Featured

The biggest of Apple and Samsung's numerous legal tussles has potentially been resolved once and for all, with a jury ordering Samsung to pay Apple US$290 million.

The verdict relates to 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung products that infringed Apple patents.

That jury had awarded Apple $1.05 billion, but US District Judge Lucy Koh threw out $450 million of the damages, concluding that jury miscalculated the amount Samsung owed, and ordered a retrial.

The retrial has meant Apple recouped most of what it wanted in compensation.

Various reports from journalists who attended the retrial said Samsung had argued that it should only have to pay US$52 million, while Apple said the damage done was closer to US$380 million.

The original jury determined Samsung did indeed infringe on Apple's patents, and the re-trial instead focussed on the extent of compensation and damages.

CNET reported Samsung would have paid Apple close to US$930 million over the patent dispute.

The verdict is in no way final however; Samsung has the option of appealing the retrial verdict, continuing the battle that first begun way back in April 2011.

FREE WHITEPAPER - REMOTE SUPPORT TRENDS FOR 2015

Does your remote support strategy keep you and your CEO awake at night?

Today’s remote support solutions offer much more than just remote control for PCs. Their functional footprint is expanding to include support for more devices and richer analytics for trend analysis and supervisor dashboards.

It is imperative that service executives acquaint themselves with the new features and capabilities being introduced by leading remote support platforms and find ways to leverage the capabilities beyond technical support.

Field services, education services, professional services, and managed services are all increasing adoption of these tools to boost productivity and avoid on-site visits.

Which product is easiest to deploy, has the best maintenance mode capabilities, the best mobile access and custom reporting, dynamic thresholds setting, and enhanced discovery capabilities?

To find out all you need to know about using remote support to improve your bottom line, download this FREE Whitepaper.

DOWNLOAD!

David Swan

David Swan is a tech journalist from Melbourne and is iTWire's Associate Editor. Having started off as a games reviewer at the age of 14, he now has a degree in Journalism from RMIT (with Honours) and owns basically every gadget under the sun.

Connect