U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Samsung's $548 Million Settlement Appeal October 11

In March, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear Samsung's appeal of a lower court decision that ordered the Korean-based company to pay $548 million to Apple. The Supreme Court's website was updated with its October 2016 term today, noting that the appeal hearing will take place on October 11, 2016. The hearing will be the first of the day.

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Samsung plans to appeal what it believes are "excessive penalties" for allegedly "copying the patented designs of the iPhone." Specifically, Samsung's petition asks the court to hear two questions: the scope of a design patent and whether patent infringement damages should be based on profits for infringing components or total profits.

The Korean electronics maker has already paid Apple the $548 million settlement, but Samsung can get reimbursed should the Supreme Court reverse or modify the original judgment. Apple had urged the Supreme Court to deny the appeal as it felt Samsung was raising issues that did not "deserve review" in an effort to prolong proceedings.



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40 months ago
But what does this have to do with Pokémon?
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40 months ago

Such strange business "partners".

Hey, we're going to sue you for a billion dollars for patent infringement, but could you make us a few hundred million OLED displays in the future for OUR iPhone?

https://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/29/samsung-to-remain-leading-supplier-amoled-panels/

I guess there's no hard feelings when the mighty Dollar has sex with the Won.

They probably hang around the board rooms cracking jokes about it with each other.

Tim: Hahaha! Great thanks for the displays and other components. We really like doing business with you.
Samsung CEO: Thanks, Tim! We value your business!
Tim: So how about that lawsuit, huh! We won again hahahah!
Samsung CEO: Thats okay, we overcharged you on every display! We made $600 million extra! Hahahah!
Tim: Love it! Golf next week?
Samsung CEO: Your paying!
Tim: Not if you get the $500 million back!
Everyone. hahahah! Watch bands!!! hahaha!
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40 months ago

They probably hang around the board rooms cracking jokes about it with each other.

Tim: Hahaha! Great thanks for the displays and other components. We really like doing business with you.
Samsung CEO: Thanks, Tim! We value your business!
Tim: So how about that lawsuit, huh! We won again hahahah!
Samsung CEO: Thats okay, we overcharged you on every display! We made $600 million extra! Hahahah!
Tim: Love it! Golf next week?
Samsung CEO: Your paying!
Tim: Not if you get the $500 million back!
Everyone. hahahah! Watch bands!!! hahaha!


Actually, the part of Samsung that is involved with this has nothing at all to do with the part of them that supplies parts to Apple. Sony and Nintendo are competitors, but Sony Motion Pictures isn't and doesn't have anything to do with the playstation despite being under the same corporate umbrella.
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40 months ago

...whether patent infringement damages should be based on profits for infringing components or total profits.

So basically Samsung is going to use the same argument Apple uses in their own infringement cases. Copying Apple again.:rolleyes::p:D

Seriously though, based on that argument alone, the judgement should be reduced. Almost all tech companies are advocating for judgement to be based on components and not the full device... ironically, Apple being chief among them. Seems a bit hypocritical to want to pay on component cost but desire to receive payment based on full device cost. Can't have it both ways.
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40 months ago
By the time this is resolved the iPhone will be out of production and the watch will be your phone. Does it really matter anymore? Does either side really win at this point?
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39 months ago

If you're looking for innovation, I suggest cryogenically freezing yourself for a few decades. Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, they're ALL out of ideas. Their product lines are nothing more than computers attached to displays of varying sizes and shapes. They don't know where to go from here. Technology doesn't exist yet to make wearables that aren't lame.


I agree with this. All the mobile device manufacturers have two ideas: (1) sell you another screen, and (2) update that screen every year. First it was TVs, then computers, then laptops, then tablets, then smartphones, then phablets, then smartwatches, then VR systems, and it will keep going. It seems at this point Samsung and the like expect every consumer to juggle at least 4 or 5 screens that are in various states of new or almost out of date.
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40 months ago
Such strange business "partners".

Hey, we're going to sue you for a billion dollars for patent infringement, but could you make us a few hundred million OLED displays in the future for OUR iPhone?

https://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/29/samsung-to-remain-leading-supplier-amoled-panels/

I guess there's no hard feelings when the mighty Dollar has sex with the Won.
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39 months ago

I miss the days when apple used to be an innovative company as opposed to just a litigious one.

Apple's always been litigious. Steve Jobs would've happily bankrupted Apple if it meant exacting revenge on some kid that stole his lunch money in the 4th grade. That dude was born bitter and went to the grave in a similar fashion.

If you're looking for innovation, I suggest cryogenically freezing yourself for a few decades. Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, they're ALL out of ideas. Their product lines are nothing more than computers attached to displays of varying sizes and shapes. They don't know where to go from here. Technology doesn't exist yet to make wearables that aren't lame. But not so distant from now we'll have VR nailed to the point that humanity's last generation will jack in to the Matrix and we'll be done with life as we know it. (And I should add I'm totally cool with that.)
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40 months ago

So basically Samsung is going to use the same argument Apple uses in their own infringement cases. Copying Apple again.:rolleyes::p:D

Seriously though, based on that argument alone, the judgement should be reduced. Almost all tech companies are advocating for judgement to be based on components and not the full device... ironically, Apple being chief among them. Seems a bit hypocritical to want to pay on component cost but desire to receive payment based on full device cost. Can't have it both ways.

Watch muted silence from Apple fanboys who are ever whining of 'patent trolls' bleeding Apple
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