Samsung Expert Says It Only Owes Apple $40 Million in Patent Case, Not $2 Billion

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    In the ongoing Samsung vs. Apple lawsuit, experts hired by Samsung took the stand on Monday to explain to the jury why Samsung should only pay Apple $38.4 million in damages for infringing on Apple's patents, rather than the $2 billion Apple says it is owed.

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    Samsung's paid expert, Judith Chevalier, a professor of economics and finance at the Yale University School of management, said a reasonable royalty on the five patents -- if they were infringed -- would be approximately $1.75 per device, a total of $38.4 million in total damages. Apple had previously argued that it was owed $40 in damages per device.

    She also called Apple's patents "very negligible" in value because they were not mentioned as frequently in customer reviews as other features that are not at issue in the case.
    Following Chevalier's testimony, Samsung rested its defense before starting its own case accusing Apple of infringing on its patents. The trial is expected to conclude and head to jury deliberations sometime next week.

    Article Link: Samsung Expert Says It Only Owes Apple $40 Million in Patent Case, Not $2 Billion
     
  2. jonyive4 macrumors member

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    Samsung Expert Says Something That Would Help Keep His Job.
     
  3. bwillwall macrumors 6502a

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    Now in select Best Buy stores. Samsung Experts. Samsung, because experts are better than gurus, which are better than geniuses. Buy our **** and have a nice day.
     
  4. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

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    Their patents are "negligible" because they weren't mentioned in consumer reviews? This is the criteria that patents supposedly need to meet now? and she teaches at Yale??? Wow.

    And if the features were so negligible, then why were they copied?
     
  5. John.B macrumors 68040

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    She's paid good money to spout the Samsung party line. ;)
     
  6. sean21, Apr 21, 2014
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    I think Samsung should pay over $40 mil but not 2 bil
     
  7. nzalog macrumors 6502

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    There might be a conflict of interest there...

    I almost had the same reaction reading "Samsung expert says" as I do when I read "industry analysts predict".
     
  8. Radio macrumors 68000

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    Apple please for the sake of all of us tired of there frivolous lawsuits

    Take the money and run!
     
  9. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    I think they're likely owed more than 40m and less than 2b.
     
  10. goobot macrumors 601

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    Except some features are minor, some are major. Is the new dark green icons in ios 7.1 the same worth as carplay? Not all features were created equal. Trying to group them together is nothing more than lawyer bs.
     
  11. SoAnyway macrumors 6502

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    Considering how much Samsung copied Apple in terms of mobile phones, $2 billion is probably the base of what Samsung owes.
     
  12. iSRS macrumors 6502

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    No kidding. Because all consumer reviews mention every possible technology.
     
  13. Pair macrumors member

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    does not fit with:

     
  14. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    It's still more than $0. This wasn't about the money.
     
  15. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Here - enjoy some deeper reading. As if Apple didn't pay for "expert" witnesses either? :confused::rolleyes:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/04/08/apple-samsung-2-billion-damages/
     
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  17. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I know, right?

    I just love when it's so obvious what people's biases are because they lack reading comprehension - or simply ignore stories which goes against their belief system.
     
  18. iZac macrumors 68000

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    Forgive me that I haven't been following this ongoing saga, but it's pretty bad that out the gate you admit you're wrong and immediately concede to fight about how much you were wrong.
     
  19. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    Who grows up hoping to be a "Samsung Expert" ? :confused:
     
  20. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Apparently many here since they claim to know every details about Samsung
     
  21. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    They didn't, the court already ruled against samsung, now they are just debating how much the settlement should be.
     
  22. bwillwall macrumors 6502a

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    Ah gotcha. At least this round of mud slinging won't be quite as protracted as the last one then.
     
  24. Imhotep397 macrumors 6502

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    Considering Apple made the current smart phone industry what it is (grudgingly) $2B is a pretty small number.
     
  25. FriednTested macrumors 6502

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    You would be first on that list IMO...
     

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