Apple Samsung Trial: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung continue to slug it out in the courtroom, a battle that is making its mark from one side of the tech world to the next. Both companies are moving forward full steam ahead, fighting over the outcome of the August trial that resulted in Apple being awarded $1.05 billion in damages.
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For a better idea of just how frustrating the entire legal battle has been, even Judge Lucy Koh seems to be at the end of the line. According to a report from the San Jose Mercury News, which was live blogging the event, Koh asked both sides, “Is there some endpoint here?”
Unfortunately, she did not get the answer she was looking for. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) lawyer Harold McElhinny persisted that there is no resolution in sight unless the court enforces the law. The result of this comment says it all: Koh simply buried her head in her hands.
In one of the largest cases ever involving intellectual property, the two tech giants are squabbling over every last detail. Up to this point, Samsung has yet to pay a dime of the $1.05 billion patent judgment against them. Instead, they are arguing that hundreds of millions of dollars should be removed from the total.
As crazy as it sounds, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is fighting for the exact opposite. They are seeking an additional $535 million on the basis that the jury decided that Samsung willfully infringed on its patents.
In addition to all the dollar signs, there is another problem: will any of the Samsung products that infringed on Apple patents be removed from the market?
Apple is requesting that 26 products be taken off the market, including many older models such as Samsung’s popular Galaxy tablet and smartphone. While Apple and Samsung continue to fight on US soil, earlier this summer a U.K. judge ruled in Samsung’s favor, stating that the company did not infringe on the iPad.
The two are also battling in Australia, Germany, and South Korea among other countries.
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