Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Eliminate costly downtime!
Find out how with Free White Paper
& enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Note

www.apc.com
Apple/Mac
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Samsung: $2.2B Excessive for Apple Patents
Samsung: $2.2B Excessive for Apple Patents

By Seth Fitzgerald
April 22, 2014 10:41AM

    Bookmark and Share
If Samsung hadn't copied Apple's patents, its phones would not have been successful. Without the five features tied to the patents Apple alleges Samsung infringed, Samsung probably would not sell many phones. If these features weren't important why would Samsung copy them? asked Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.
 



As the trial between Samsung and Apple heats up, the Korean tech giant is claiming that Apple’s FaceTime video chat service infringes on a Samsung patent that covers the transmission of video over cellular networks.

Michael Freeman, who was originally awarded the video transmission patent, took the stand on behalf of Samsung. Freeman explained that his invention finally allowed videos to be sent across cell networks, something that was very difficult in 1994 when the patent was filed. Since FaceTime operates in a similar way, it may technically be infringing upon the patent, but that is up to the jury to decide.

Experts hired by Samsung have taken the stand during the ongoing patent lawsuit initiated by Apple in California. The experts wrapped up Samsung's defense by pointing out that the massive $2.2 billion settlement that Apple is looking for does not make sense. After Samsung wrapped up its defense, the company went on the offensive and began to make patent infringement claims against Apple.

After three weeks of trying to explain why it did not infringe on Apple's patents, Samsung decided to switch its tactics. Now, with just one day of testimony left, the Korean tech giant is claiming that Apple has infringed on at least two of its patents with certain models of both the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Not $2 Billion

The last major defense that Samsung is putting up against Apple's claims is that even if it did infringe on Apple's patents, $2.2 billion in damages is simply unreasonable. To explain why Apple's proposed settlement is incorrect, Samsung called on Professor Judith Chevalier of Yale University.

Chevalier claimed that the five patents allegedly infringed upon by Samsung are not of any significant value, meaning that they did not result in a loss of revenue for Apple or an increase in revenue for Samsung. With this in mind, Chevalier argued that if Samsung did infringe on those patents, the settlement should be less than $1.75 per device. In total, that would be $38.4 million, not the $2.2 billion Apple is demanding.

We caught up with Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, to get his opinion on how the five Apple patents played a role in the success of Samsung's devices. He told us that if Samsung hadn't copied Apple, its phones would not have been successful.

"Without the five features tied to the patents Apple alleges Samsung infringed I doubt Samsung would sell many phones," said Enderle. "If these features weren't important why would Samsung copy them? Particularly slide to lock, which you’d think was redundant to a power button but was core to Apple’s user experience."

Apple's Infringement

Even though Samsung's primary focus is avoiding a $2.2 billion settlement and possibly bans on some of its devices, Samsung is also dedicating some of its allotted time to Apple's alleged infringements. Two patents that were purchased by Samsung in 2011 and originally owned by other parties were infringed upon, according to testimony from Samsung.

Both Apple and Samsung will provide closing arguments on April 28, after which the jury will begin to work on its verdict.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, information services, financial services, retail, media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in location, identification, and evaluation to help its customers promote and protect their businesses. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.


 Apple/Mac
1.   Will OS X Beta Avoid Mavericks Grief?
2.   Earnings, Excitement Grow for Apple
3.   Mac OS Yosemite Beta 4 Released
4.   Apple Smart Watch Patent Surfaces
5.   iPhone 6: Bad for Apple Tablet Sales?


advertisement
Apple Digital Book Settlement Set
But company still appealing decision.
Average Rating:
Will OS X Beta Avoid Mavericks Grief?
Apple seeks user feedback on problems.
Average Rating:
Earnings, Excitement Grow for Apple
Momentum mounts as rumors swirl.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 
Contrary to Report, Lenovo's Staying in Small Windows Tablets
Device maker Lenovo has clarified a report that indicated it is getting out of the small Windows tablet business -- as in the ThinkPad 8 and the 8-inch Miix 2. But the firm said it is not exiting that market.
 
Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses
Seagate is out with five new networked attached storage products aimed at small businesses. The drives are for companies with up to 50 workers, and range in capacity from two to 20 terabytes.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.