Apple and Samsung’s US trial will take place in California later this month, we have already seen sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in the US ahead of the trial and now we get some information on just how much money Apple are looking from Samsung.
According to a recent report by Foss Patents, Apple are looking for total damages from Samsung of around $2.5 billion, and Apple is looking for part of Samsung’s profits relating to devices which Apple claim infringe on their devices.
The largest part of Apple’s $2.525 billion claim, an amount of $2 billion, is related to Apple’s demand for a disgorgement of Samsung’s total profits with products that infringed its design patents. A disgorgement of profits is not available with respect to technical patents. But once Apple collects all of Samsung’s profits on an allegedly infringing device, it can’t claim a “reasonable royalty” on those devices. That’s why Apple’s “reasonable royalty” demand of $25 million relates only to a few products. Samsung’s best-selling products are the ones that look most similar to the iPhone and the iPad.
This looks like it is going to be one of the most important court cases between the two companies, and the outcome could end up costing the company that looses a large sum.