Apple is demanding over $2 billion of Samsung’s profits for its Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones, as the next stage in the worldwide legal war between the two tech giants hots up.
During yesterday’s (10 August) court session, Apple’s lawyers explained how much cash they wanted for each device that they believe has breached the Cupertino company’s patents. This is thanks to US laws which say that anyone who has infringed a patent has to fork over cash to the original owner.
That huge $2 billion figure includes $1.346 billion for Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy S handset, as well as $325 million for the US-only Samsung Captivate and Epic 4G. The Samsung Galaxy S II accounts for $642 million of the headline figure.
We’ll have to wait until the court session resumes to discover whether these profits are correct, or if they’re ballpark figures which Samsung is likely to dismiss. Considering the ongoing nature of this and other cases involving Samsung and Apple, we’re willing to bet the Korean tech giant will claim that these demands should be thrown out altogether.
Via The Verge