Apple, Samsung make final pitches to U.S. jury in patent trial
Because the two organizations delivered closing arguments to jurors after a month-long trial over cellular technology Apple has greatly exaggerated the significance of its complex iPhone functions, a Samsung lawyer said on Tuesday.
Apple, however, asserted the South Korean firm couldn’t have played within the smartphone market without unfairly burning its flagship product. Both technology leaders also sparred over how Apple’s patent claims are affected by Google’s focus on the program found in Samsung phones.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc have now been handling all over the world for 3 years. Jurors awarded about $930 million to the iPhone producer following a 2012 test in San Jose, California, but Apple did not convince U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to issue a permanent injunction from the purchase of Samsung devices.
The present situation involves five Apple patents which address iPhone features like fall to research and uncover technology and which were not within the 2012 test. Apple is again trying to ban sales of many Samsung devices, such as approximately $2 billion in damages, in addition to the Universe S III.
Samsung also boasts Apple violated two patents on streaming video. It’s trying to ban the iPhone 5, and declared a $6 million damages claim.
In court on Tuesday, Samsung lawyer William Price explained a number of Apple’s patented technology in the event was never actually integrated to the iPhone. That undermines Cupertino, California-based Apple’s state for millions in damages.
Another Samsung lawyer, John Quinn, suggested that Apple invented its $2 billion request confuse the jury and to artificially increase the worth of the technology in the event.
“in the event that you provide them with 100 million They’ll be moving in the streets in Cupertino,” Quinn said.
But Apple lawyer Harold McElhinny said Samsung’s duplication of Apple technology has significantly injured the iPhone producer and made the smartphone industry in to a two-horse race.
“Unlike in fairly tales, we all know that Samsungis illegal technique continues to be extremely successful,” McElhinny said.
Furthermore, Apple lawyer William Lee said Samsung’s low damages demand by itself patents was designed to cheapen intellectual property in general. Samsung settled its expert witnesses about $5 million in costs to be able to find $6 million in damages, Lee said.
“Does that sound right?” Lee said. “Only in one single situation: in case youare attempting to devalue patents, all patents.”
Samsung’s devices operate on the Android portable operating system produced by Google Inc. Google isn’t a defendant in the event, but throughout the trial Samsung noticed that a few of the features Apple claims to possess were actually created by Google. Samsung called a number of Google executives to testify on its behalf.
McElhinny said the fact that Google created Android is unnecessary to Apple’s capability to obtain damages from Samsung. Google decided to pay Samsung for many of these expenses, he explained.
“at the conclusion of your day Google won’t be a problem for you,” McElhinny said.
Nevertheless, Samsung’s Quinn said Samsung was sued by Apple since the iPhone producer didn’t wish to fight Google, another legendary Silicon Valley firm, “in our yard.”
The jury started deliberating on Tuesday along with a consensus might be achieved anytime. They might then ask a sales ban to be ordered by Koh, if patent-infringement is proven by either firm.
The situation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Apple Inc vs. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, 12-630.