Samsung seeks $421m from Apple in closing statement

Following months of legal back-and-forths, the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung patent trial is being brought to an end with Samsung’s closing statement seeing the Korean tech company request Apple be forced to pay it $421.8 million (£268.1m) in damages.

Having previously branded Apple’s own claims for $2.5 billion to $2.7 billion (£1.59bn to £1.74bn) as wrong, Samsung’s lawyers have now rested their side of the patent infringement lawsuit, appealing for the US court to award a hearty $421.8 million in damages relating to three portable device patents as well as two patents Apple has argued should be declared industry standards.

As Apple’s claimed use of a trio of utility patents relating to email access, photo browsing and music playback on the move did not cause Samsung any direct loss of sales, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 manufacturer has requested the Cupertino based iPhone giant be forced to pay the licensing royalties relating to the protected property rights.

With both companies claiming the other unlawfully used its intellectual property rights on a selection of smartphone and tablet devices, Samsung has suggested Apple’s demands for around $2.5 billion in damages is roughly $1.7 billion off the mark with the iPad mastermind failing to account for its own costs in the speculative figure.

Claiming Apple’s lawyers failed to deduct sales expenses and marketing budgets from its lofty damages estimations, Samsung has suggested its bitter rival also overlooked the removal of its research and development costs as well as administration fees with former partner at PriceWaterhouse investing firm Michael Wagner brought in to proclaim Apple’s “total calculation of total profits did not include the total cost to figure out the profits.”

With the California-based court case expected to be wrapped up in the coming days, stay tuned to Trusted Reviews for the outcome of the latest stage in a global patent dispute between the industries two biggest players.

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Via: CNet

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