Apple is after $1bn from Samsung following the finding years ago that the South Korean company's phones did infringe three iPhone patents.
The two companies are contesting whether Apple's patents protect part of the iPhone or the whole of it, CNET reports. But Apple's patents "do not cover the entire phone", he added.
John Quinn, a founding partner of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan who is representing Samsung alongside firm partners William Price and Victoria Maroulis, countered Lee's argument in his opening statements, arguing that Apple should receive the total phone profits. Vellturo cited the fact once people enter a particular ecosystem they tend to stick with it for future purchases. Samsung is now urging the jury to minimize the demanded damage recovery sum as much as possible.
The legal dispute started in 2011 when Apple sued Samsung.
But senior director of design at Apple Richard Howarth argues Samsung "blatantly ripped off" the iPhone's design with its early Galaxy phones.
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Instead of releasing another flip phone or keyboard phone, Apple devised the iPhone, which revolutionized phone design and quickly took the market by storm. Samsung, meantime, has requested the jury to restrict damages to $28 million. "The praise was not just for what it could do, but for how it looked, it's innovative design".
The American tech giant's lawyer argued in court that though the design aspects in question only address the iPhone at a cosmetic level, they are still key features of the Apple brand. After Samsung agreed that it will pay some of the damages, Apply made a decision to move the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016. But, it seems like that Apple is targeting Google by means of Samsung by demanding $1 Billion amount from Samsung. Apple may state it should, in any case, be the previous in this debate, contending that the telephones would have had no an incentive without the outlines of their bodies and UI.
The Apple-Samsung patent fight has been going on a long time, and the third time the matter is before Koh.
Samsung then appealed the lower court's ruling to the Supreme Court, attempting to limit the compensation to profits attributable to a specific component patent in question.