In the last major court case between Apple and Samsung, Samsung ended up having to pay Apple $930 million US dollars, although the court originally awarded Apple a higher amount.
We heard recently that Apple was rumored to be seeking damages of around $2 billion from Samsung in the latest court case, and now the exact figure has been revealed, Apple is looking for $2.19 billion US dollars in damage from Samsung.
Apple hired a damages expert for the current trial, Chris Vellturo, who explained to the jury that the damages were a combination of lost profits and royalty fees for devices that Samsung have sold. Apple is claiming that Samsung sold 37 million smartphones and tablets that used their technology.
“It’s a very large market and Samsung has made a lot of sales into that market,” Vellturo said, before getting into the specifics of how he came to his estimate. Samsung’s alleged infringement, he said, came at a time of dramatic growth in the market as many people were buying their first smartphone.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the latest court case between Apple and Samsung, although we suspect that this one will probably take as long as the last one to reach a final conclusion.
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